SLB - Shelf Life Booster

SLB™ – is Hefestus’ registered patent for *MAP without vacuum! This revolutionary development makes it possible for all sized businesses from “one man” operations to major industries to enjoy the latest in food packaging technology in affordable, compact, high performance, easy to operate and maintain machines!

SLB™ – exclusively creating modified atmosphere without drawing vacuum at any stage, opens new markets to MAP. Products packed with SLB™, benefit no harm to texture or appearance of even the most delicate products while achieving best modified atmosphere results time after time.

No Boundaries! – pack it all : Cherry tomatoes, baby leaf salads, whole fresh fish, peeled cut and whole fresh fruit, dairy & tofu products, fresh & processed meat, baked goods, sensitive electronic components, medications, sprouts, seeds, edible flower buds and more…

MAP – Modified Atmosphere Packaging Is a food packaging process, known and commonly used for decades world-wide. In MAP, air inside package is replaced by inert gas mixtures (mainly Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide), eliminating or reducing food spoilage. Low levels of oxygen prevent the evolution of organic germs & molds.

MAP It is a highly natural technique and in many countries is the packaging solution of choice. Special top sealing films for MAP are widely produced and developed by leading companies such as Dupont.

Traditional MAP sealers combine 2 units to achieve modified atmosphere:
  • Vacuum chamber- drawing all air from package.
  • Gas unit – pumping inert gas into package.
SLB™ - takes the MAP technology a giant step further. Unlike all other MAP sealers – Hefestus’ modified atmosphere is achieved within one fully automatic vacuum free SLB™ sealing head. Thanks to this novelty we offer a “state of the art” packaging solution to all products even most delicate “vacuum banned” goods, in extremely compact and affordable machines. SLB™ extends product’s shelf life without need of preservatives or freezing, enabling storage & delivery of goods at room temp or chilled.

SLB™ - Shelf Life Booster Is a registered patent in many countries worldwide including: Europe, USA, Australia & Japan.

SLB™ Technology Advantages:
  • No Vacuum – no harm to product’s texture & appearance – pack it all!
  • Extended Shelf Life – of fresh/sensitive products
  • Store and deliver at room temp. or chilled.
  • Low running cost – by avoiding using vacuum, the SLB products are ultra-low-energy consumption machines.
  • High capacity – work rates of up to 15 containers/min in single sealing head - twice & up faster than in any other MAP sealer.
  • High performance – low and accurate oxygen levels our standard not to exceed 1% down to 0.01% upon request.
  • Affordable – Hefestus’ SLB technology combined into all machine models from manual to fully automatic.
  • Compact – better performance in significantly smaller machines easy to add or combine into production lines.
  • Low noise – makes a comfortable work environment.
  • Major savings – due to low energy consumption and significantly less date expired returns.
  • Versatility – order 2 or more sealing heads to fit a variety of products.
  • User friendly – Hefestus SLB machines are easy to operate and maintain.
  • Set up – fast and easy. 3-6 min. no special tools required!