Industry Publication Discusses Importance of Sealing Technology and Reducing Product Leakage

An animal cracker producer had issues with product leakage and contamination.
An animal cracker producer had issues with product leakage and contamination. Source: Tenor

Product leakage and contamination are major concerns for snack food producers. One effective solution is air sealing technology.

Recently, a Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery article discussed mixing and blending applications in the important food and beverage industry. In the piece, how manufacturers of dough mixing equipment are adding improvements for safety, preserving product quality, and automation was included.

Product Leakage: A Major Problem for the Snack Food Industry

According to the article, the primary problem that members of the snack food industry struggle with is product loss and cleanup, which can inevitably lead to OSHA violations and increased operating costs.

“Product leaking out of the mixer can also cause premature failure of equipment and reduced efficiency within a plant,” Zach Nepa of SEPCO said.

Updated Sealing Technology Offers Solutions to Snack Food Manufacturers

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An air seal

The article on stated that reconfigured seals are helpful. Also, their usage has branched out from animal cracker dough applications to those involving powders and chocolates.

While the seal technology has remained the same, the spatial orientation changes based on how it is used.

“You can use this seal in a number of different applications,” the article said. “The main change is the design, and the ability to adapt to different powders, chocolates, and sugars.”

Read the full article on to learn more about the updates made to meet the needs of snack food producers.

About the Author
Anna Claire Howard is a contributing writer, editor, and content marketing specialist for Sealing Equipment Products Co. Inc. (SEPCO) and has been since Spring 2019. Before those two big life changes, she was the content marketing specialist for Fluke Accelix; assistant editor for Grand View Outdoors, publisher of Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme, Whitetail Journal, Tactical Retailer, and Shooting Sports Retailer; managing editor for Media Solutions, Inc., publisher of Gear Solutions, Wind Systems, and Thermal Processing magazines; assistant editor for MSI; and the editorial intern for B.A.S.S., LLC, publisher of Bassmaster Magazine and In these B2B/B2C roles, Anna Claire developed an appreciation for the industrial sector, as well as the operators and technicians who make up the workforce. You can find her on LinkedIn at