JBT’s PLF International’s all-new PLF VGS™ solidifies its commitment to providing the safest, most hygienic and highest quality solutions on the market

As infant formula processors strive for continuous improvement in safety, quality and hygiene in a highly competitive market, the PLF VGS™ vacuum gassing seamer from PLF International provides an innovative new approach. A gassing solution that’s exceedingly sustainable, PLF VGS™ is the optimal slow-speed application technology for modified atmosphere packaging of infant formula and special medical formula powders.

PLF VGS™ processes up to 30 cans per minute with low gas consumption of 15m³ per hour during start-up to reduce enclosure down to less than 1% Oxygen, followed by 17m³ per hour during production. This provides a smaller machinery footprint than other existing technologies on clean room floors. Vacuum gassing and seaming operations are carried out separately in the PLF design, enabling container rims to be sealed during the vacuum-gassing process, which ultimately keeps container rims clean for subsequent seaming and prevents powder from migrating out of containers.

“PLF VGS™ adds to PLF International’s ever-growing portfolio of industry-leading technology, providing customers across the globe with premium efficiency, safety, hygiene, and quality,” said Amedeo Scapin, Global Director at PLF International. “PLF International continues to be at the forefront of innovation in the infant formula sector, and the arrival of PLF VGS™reaffirms our commitment to continuous improvement.”

The creation of the PLF VGS™ furthers PLF International’s pledge to create solutions that provide the highest levels of safety, hygiene and quality for its global customers, along with JBT’s commitment to be at the forefront of providing the most sustainable solutions possible for all processors they serve.

“We are proud of the PLF International team for providing the safest and most effective technology to their customers through the addition of PLF VGS™,” said Carlos Fernandez, Executive Vice President of JBT Corporation and President, Diversified Food and Health. “The production of safe, high-quality infant formula is critical, and PLF International continues to exceed expectations in the development of the safest, most hygienic technology available to processors today.”

PLF VGS™ is the latest addition to PLF International’s renowned vacuum filling technology, which has properly served and elevated global brands for more than three decades. The solution was developed in conjunction with the JBT Research Technology Center for Filling & Closing in Sint Niklaas, Belgium, utilizing developed PLF vacuum-based powder filling techniques to minimize the loss of powder during the vacuum and gassing process and reduce the risk of product contamination.

Learn more about PLF International’s flexible, gentle handling, user-friendly powder filling machines by visiting www.jbtc.com/foodtech/products-and-solutions/brands/plf-international.