5 Things Your Packaging Expert Should Ask Before Recommending a Net
Poly, cotton, poly/cotton, honeycomb, pineapple, triangle – knitted netting for meat processing comes in many different materials and patterns. How does a processor choose which is best for them?
Although it may seem obvious, the best way to begin the selection process is to talk to someone that specializes in netting for meat processing applications. There isn’t a single netting solution that suits everyone and every product. A knowledgeable packaging rep should start by collecting lots of detail on the product and the process, and only then can they recommend the most appropriate net to meet your goals.
Here are five things your packaging rep should be asking you before they recommend a net:
1) What are you processing? Is it whole muscle or a slurry? Chicken, Pork or Other?
2) What is the size and weight of the product, and what is the finished length?
3) What will the final product will look like? What shape should it be?
4) Do you want to add color to the net, or a release agent?
5) How is the product processed? Will the nets be applied by hand or is it an automated process? How will the product be cooked and at what temperature?
Netting for meat processing is not one-size-fits-all. A knowledgeable packaging rep should consider all of the factors outlined above before suggesting which knitted netting might be best for you.
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