News : PLASTOBREIZ HAS ITS KNOW-HOW IN THE SERVICE OF ANIMAL WELFARE
PLASTOBREIZ HAS ITS KNOW-HOW IN THE SERVICE OF ANIMAL WELFARE
Experts in the design and manufacture of bespoke thermoformed packaging solutions, PLASTOBREIZ (Auray, 56) assisted NUTRI-FUTURE PROD (Loudéac, 22) with the development of the SOLUBIRD concept, which received an award on 10 September 2019 at the SPACE 2019 in Rennes.
The goal of this development involved designing a universal 50 g pod that can be adapted to various transport cases, while at the same time preserving a gel solution for 18 months in its original packaging. After several months of R&D, the high-barrier PP/EVOH/PP and recyclable packaging perfected by Plastobreiz was delivered in strips of 8 divisible pods to make filling and sealing easier. The birds were colour-tested and the colour red was chosen for the plastic pods. Nutri-Future Prod inserts and glues single pods into a cardboard box with an adhesive strip and delivers them ready for use, cutting down on the final user’s handling phases. The solution targets breeders and hatchers, who are then able to attach it to transport cases at a suitable height for young poultry. Other animal welfare packaging developments are currently being studied.
SOLUBIRD is a patented ready-to-use early nutrition solution in the form of a hydrating nourishing gel, designed for the transportation of one-day-old birds from the hatchery to the breeding farm. This solution helps stimulate the birds’ digestive systems and, by preserving their immunity, they can then reach their full growth potential.