Saxtorp Svamp has used the Schur®Star Packaging Machine for bagging their new line of dried mushrooms. The Schur®Star Packaging Machine’s ability to adapting the filling options to the produce and the complexity of the filling job convinced Saxtorp Svamp. Especially, in combination with the easy change-over between products, bag formats, and filling methods, Saxtorp Svamp could easily identify the versatility of the Schur®Star Concept.
Finest Swedish mushrooms
Saxtorp Svamp is Sweden’s leading mushroom producer, and their produce are grown or hand-picked directly from Swedish nature. The product range includes everything between common types like button mushrooms and seasonal varieties like chanterelles. With growing popularity and booming sales, Saxtorp Svamp decided to expand their product portfolio with a new line of dried mushrooms.
Rich in flavour, vitamins and fibre
Mushrooms are popular like never before. With their rich flavour and appealing umami taste, they
are attractive to quality conscious consumers. Mushrooms are rich in protein and vitamin D; they
excel with low fat content and high fiber content. And with growing demand for meat-free
alternatives, mushroom based foods are an excellent choice, either as a side dish or as a whole meal.
With dried mushrooms it is possible to prepare mushroom dishes all year round, despite the seasonal
availability of some types.
Packing dried mushrooms can be a challenge
The decision and the challenges of packing dried mushrooms made Saxtorp Svamp look for an
upgrade of their packing method. Once dried, mushrooms have an extremely low weight, whilst still
retaining quite some volume. Filling can be problematic, also due to the fact that the dried produce
tend to cling together. Most importantly, a packing process focusing on careful handling is crucial to
protect the delicate produce from being damaged., can also be a challenge.