Ilapak has extended its Delta modular flow wrapper range with a dedicated bakery industry model.

The company said bakery accounted for about half its customer base, and that the new Delta X machine had been developed to offer greater efficiency without compromising sealing performance, while balancing demand for ease of access, space efficiency and simple operation.

The Delta X machine uses the Delta 6000 as the starting point, but Ilapak has removed some of the features not needed by bakery users.

It features a new solid and robust frame, said Ilapak, alongside a redesign of the transversal sealing system, ergonomic and improved film reel mounting and open frame-style guards, together with an overall footprint reduction. It is available in two configurations: a narrow model for products of up to 200mm in width and a wider model for products of up to 450mm.

“Bakery is a very important industry for us, representing approximately 50% of our customer base,” said Ilapak project engineer Christian Ballabio. “We have thousands of Delta flow wrappers installed in the field globally.

“We anticipate lots of interest from producers looking for a reliable and efficient solution for packaging bakery items such as rolls, pizza, tortillas, croissants, pies, muffins, cookies and snacks in a modified atmosphere (MAP).”

The launch of the Delta X followed the introduction last year of the Carrera 5000, a dedicated bakery industry flow wrapper for non-MAP applications.