Everything you need to know about our valves
MA Valve 125
What’s the purpose of a valve in Modified Atmosphere Packaging?
''With Somsix, we aim to increase the positive impact of our solutions by making MAP more accessible. Our goal? Less food waste and cleaner supply chains.’’
Cleanlines production facility according to the EN ISO 14644 system and Classification ISO 7
Introducing our own MA Valve 125
The benefits of the MA Valve 125 for your production process
- Fool-proof connection: only 90 degrees or one quarter turn needed to attach to the V-G machine
- Fast Processing – optimal surface
- Short Processing times
- Single or multiple flushes can be done
- Lower energy needed
Up to 40% shorter process times
Safer than traditional valves
More space for bags
Less risk of damage
Low oxygen levels: <1% rest-oxygen
Easy to use
Somsix MA Valve 125 with optional Sensor Cap
How to use the Sensor Cap?
- After applying a modified atmosphere to your FIBC detach the vacuum head from the valve and close it.
- Remove the previous cap from the valve and attach the sensor cap with a simple 90-degree turn. The switch activates and the sensor automatically turns on.
- The visible LED starts blinking while the sensor attempts to connect to a LoRa gateway. This connection routine can take up to 30 seconds.
- If the sensor was unable to find a gateway, the LED will start blinking red. Make sure your LoRa gateway is turned on and is ready for connection. Then repeat the sensor valve connection routine.
- Once connected, the sensor reads the oxygen concentration, and the data is sent to the Somsix portal through the LoRa gateway via 4G/LTE. LoRa is a long-range communication protocol that allows the sensor to transmit the measured data with low-power consumption.
The Somsix Portal
Manual measurements and needle probes
Combining our valves with our state-of-the-art liners
- A barrier to close up the tiny holes in the woven polypropylene
- Keep product from falling out
- Keep moisture from coming in
- Protect against pests and contamination
- Antistatic and chemical resistance
What type of liner is right for me?
Made from carbon-loaded polyethylene, these create an obvious path for static to escape.
These types of liners are used when products specifically require a leak-proof bag.
Anti-static dissipative liners
Made for situations where static control is crucial. Suitable for cleanrooms and research labs.
OPP metalized liners
Provides an ultra-high barrier with maximum protection for oxygen- and moisture-sensitive products.
Consisting of different layers, these are perfect as leak-proof bags. Popular in the food industry, especially with products with strong smells.
Sustainability and liners
FAQs about smart packaging innovations
How can you measure Modified Atmosphere levels inside the packaging?
The challenge of Modified Atmosphere Packaging is keeping the gas levels inside the packaging balanced and untouched for as long as possible. Measuring with a needle, therefore, isn't accurate, and means a bag goes to waste. Somsix Sensors allow for non-invasive, remote and more accurate measurements, as often as you’d like.
How do smart packaging solutions contribute to sustainability?
Smart packaging technology like the Somsix Sensors minimize waste: no bags have to be thrown after measurements and there is less chance of contamination or pests. Plus enables us to better cater to demand, decreasing over production and better allocation of resources.
How can we make packaging more sustainable?
With sustainable packaging solutions like the somsix sensors, we look at chances for sustainability throughout the entire supply chain—not just in production and sales. Modified Atmosphere and Somsix sensors decrease waste by minimizing pests and contamination, and give products longer shelf lives.