tna, Coppell, Texas, launched a new vertical form-fill-seal system with full washdown functionality, as a result of its recent purchase of Sabalpack.

The tna arctic 3 is the latest generation of Sabalpack’s existing arctic range of full washdown VFFS systems, and the result of the combined engineering expertise of tna and Sabalpack, an Italy-based fresh/frozen expert.
Central to the design of the new tna arctic 3 is the system’s A2 (AISI 304) stainless-steel, corrosion-resistant cubicle, which ensures that key components like motors, vacuum pump and sealing jaws are fully protected from any dirt or water ingress. In addition, a separate electrical cabinet and user-friendly external, side-swinging touchscreen further aid ease-of-operation, facilitate sanitation and simplify cleaning operations. With an IP65 (NEMA 4x) rating, the tna arctic 3 is able to withstand intensive washdown procedures - a key consideration in the fresh and frozen sector, whilst maintaining the highest levels of sanitation and flexibility.
Capable of both constant and impulse sealing, the tna arctic 3 delivers superior sealing performance and accuracy on a wide range of packaging films, including laminated polypropylene and polyethylene films like LLDPE (linear low-density polyethylene). It also supports multiple bag options, including pillow, gusseted and square bottom bags, plus multipacks.