ULMA Packaging, supplier of packaging equipment to the company since its foundation, has become its technology partner, accompanying it on the road to sustainability.
This company sells organic beef and lamb, so, in accordance with its business philosophy, sustainability has always been –and continues to be– one of its priorities. Ecológica de los Pirineos was founded in 2004 by two entrepreneurs from local farming families, to ensure the sale price of livestock raised by their families and other farmers in the area. From La Pobla del Segur (Lleida-Spain), they sell their certified organic meat through retailers, always with a firm commitment to product quality and guarantee of origin.
As it is a specialty meat product, sold as a pre-packaged product (PPP), the packaging is particularly important and must ensure the longest possible shelf life. That is why the company opted for skin packaging right from the start. New technologies have gradually been incorporated, being a company that is always at the forefront in terms of product packaging and preservation, as well as using sustainable materials for this.
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At the forefront of sustainable packaging
“In line with our company philosophy, we want to be at the forefront in all aspects related to sustainable packaging, and ULMA Packaging, over all these years of collaboration, has become our technology partner in order to achieve this. We are clear that the future lies in replacing current materials with other more sustainable ones, using biodegradable and recyclable trays… and reducing the amount of plastic in packaging. That is why we work hand-in-hand with ULMA Packaging to improve our equipment and launch innovative packaging solutions on the market that add value for our customers, who, by choosing our products, are also committing to an organic food model that is more environmentally friendly”.Marc Chimisana,Managers at Ecológica de los Pirineos
One of the latest machines to be incorporated is the TSA 875 LeafSkinTM, a traysealer for vacuum packaging on flat cardboard. This machine allows sustainable packaging with an 80% reduction in the amount of plastic used compared to the usual/conventional packaging.
The company also has other models, such as the TFS 200 MSV thermoformer, which produces both modified atmosphere and vacuum packaging using sustainable materials.
The company’s range of equipment also includes several traysealers, used to produce single-material plastic trays with modified atmosphere or skin packaging, as well as flexible film thermoformers for the packaging of beef cuts.
For Ecológica de los Pirineos, which is committed to organic and sustainable production, reducing the amount of plastic in packaging and using compostable materials such as sugar cane and other biodegradable materials in trays is a priority. This is a significant challenge given the importance of having efficient, safe and sustainable packaging in the food industry, but one it is addressing successfully together with ULMA.
Ecológica de los Pirineos has always been one step ahead in packaging trends, and this new challenge of sustainability has led to it reinforcing its relationship of trust and collaboration with ULMA, a supplier of cutting-edge packaging equipment.