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Linpac boosts washing capacity.

Linpac Services has boosted its tray and bulk container washing capacity by investing in new technology at its Tamworth site. The two new machines--a tray wash and a bulk container wash--will reduce turnaround times for customers who use the BRC accredited washing, repair and hire service.

Primarily used for re-useable Maxinest trays in the grocery and food distribution industry, the new automated wash machine can clean 30,000 trays per day. This increases Linpac's wash capacity by over seven percent or 2,000 trays a day.

The new bulk container wash has halved the turnaround time for Geobox rigid bulk containers, Maxipac bulk shippers and plastic pallets widely used in the agri-food industry. The new machine can wash twice the amount of containers compared to the previous jet washing method.

A tray from each pallet load is swab tested to BRC standards and recorded to the batch where readings are retained for twelve months. Swab tests are conducted using the Hygiena system SURE 11 tester. This means that extremely low levels of contamination can be detected in just 15 seconds, which allows immediate action to be taken should a sample be contaminated.

Linpac Services provides a BRC accredited tray and bulk container washing, repair and hire service from a nationwide network of washing and repair centres and is part of leading RTP producer Schoeller Allibert. All of its wash and repair centres adhere to the Food Hygiene Directive (93/43EEC) and use the HACCP System.

Contact Schoeller Allibert on tel 0845 850 2333 or visit

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Publication:Food Trade Review
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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