Thursday, 2 April 2020


Jenton International's 20th patent eliminates the need for expensive folding equipment or modification of an existing pouch-making production line.
Further underlining its position at the forefront of packaging innovation, Jenton International Ltd ( – part of the Jenton Group – has been granted a European patent for its method of manufacturing a new type of Valve Bag.  The heat sealed film bag has been specially designed for packaging small items including hardware, small parts and especially foods such as soft fruits, cherries or snacks such as nuts and raisins.  Some liquids are also possible.
Jenton’s valve bag creates a ‘one way valve’ at the top from the folded and sealed material of the bag. The advantages of a valve bag include product containment without the need for any form of bag sealing and secure food packing which still qualifies as ‘packed open’.
Richard Little, Jenton’s Managing Director says: “Users can, for example, take a cherry from the bag and then turn the bag upside down and none of the others fill fall out.”
The patent primarily relates to how Jenton’s innovative low density polyethylene (LDPE) Valve Bag can be manufactured to very small sizes on side-weld or pouch making machines without the converter needing to invest in expensive in-tube sealing heads or modification of an existing production line.  Normal bag machine speeds are possible.
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Thursday, 6 February 2020

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JenAct develops UV machine for enriching mushrooms with Vitamin D within a food processing environment
Leading designer and manufacturer of high performance UV air disinfection, UV surface disinfection and microwave UV technology for the food, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, JenAct, tel:01256 892194) – part of the Jenton Group of companies – has worked with USA-based XENON Corporation’s pulsed UV light system to successfully develop a machine for enriching mushrooms with Vitamin D within a food processing environment.
Pulsed UV Vitamin D Mushroom Enrichment
Vitamin D is naturally sourced from exposure to sunlight or from eating food such as eggs or fatty fish. A combination of awareness of the dangers associated with long term exposure to sunlight and an ever-increasing indoor lifestyle has created a necessity to have alternative intake sources.  Long-term research in the USA and Australia has demonstrated that mushrooms are unique in that their vitamin D content can be artificially enhanced. 
100g of sun-grown mushrooms contain around 10% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin D but almost all commercially grown mushrooms contain about 1 – 2 % of RDA. However, by exposing them to UV light, this can be increased to more than 200 % of RDA.
XENON Corporation had been working on a system for enhancing Vitamin D levels in mushrooms and although successful was only suitable for use in laboratories. Based on the process approved by the FDA and the EU, JenAct has further developed the technology for the food production environment. 
Pulsed UV Conveyorfor Vitamin D Enrichment

For further information:
Vitamin D Enrichment Conveyor