DCW carries four general types of edible collagen casings for our processers. The products
include fresh, smoked, dried and colored casings.
Fresh collagen is available in caliber between 13mm and 34mm. Our stock items are generally 15 meters in length (approximately 50 feet).
We carry two types of smoked sausage collagen casing. We offer a very tender product that
is focused on customer sensory characteristics as well as a standard item that is focused on
smokehouse performance. Smoked sausage collagen is available in calibers between 13mm
and 34mm. Our stock items are generally 15 meters in length (approximately 50 feet).
Dried Sausage Casings:
Our dried sausage offering is specifically designed for meat cling and excellent drying characteristics. This casing can also be used for customers looking for a weight bearing casing for heavy smoked sausage products. The product is generally stocked in larger calibers of 28mm and above, but can be produced in narrower calibers upon customer request.
Colored casings provide snack stick producers and sausage makers the ability to enhance a
desired appearance. Our most common items are small caliber mahogany and large caliber
red casings. We also offer an additional six colors on our edible lines to meet various color
requests. Our colored casings are available in calibers 16mm to 32mm and at lengths of 15
meters or above.
Non-Edible Collagen Casings
Traditional Collagen Casings:
Traditional casings are available in calibers between 16mm and 120mm. They are offered in
seven different base colors and three optional internal adhesion levels. There are two material types available: one for smoking and one purely for drying. The product can also be ordered printed to enhance the retail appearance. We provide our customers the opportunity to order the product on reels, shirred, or cut and tied.
Ring Collagen Casings:
Ring collagen (sometimes referred to as curved collagen) is available in calibers between
32mm and 52mm. The product is intended to replicate a natural beef round while providing more automation and more color options. These items are generally produced shirred,
and we also offer a presoaked option that allows the customer to skip the soaking procedure prior to stuffing. Ring collagen is also offered in seven colors to help enhance the outer
appearance of the finished product.
Collagen Film and Foil Sleeves:
Collagen film and foil sleeves are used for corned and scaled products that are generally
netted. A variety of items such as hams and smoked bacon can be produced with this material. Collagen film is available in sheet sizes in 400mm, 480mm and 570mm. Collagen
foil is offered in 85, 115, 126, 136, 156 and 185. These products are available in natural caramel and onion colors for an enhanced appearance.
Barrier casings are the simplest and most cost effective way to stuff bulk meat into a casing. These casings are ideal for raw or cooked meats and utilize our specifically designed EVOH layer that provides extended shelf life beyond traditional plastics. With limitless options on
base colors and available 5 color custom prints you can present your products with a high end retail appearance. Our barrier products come in five and seven layer material and can be proceed shirred or on reels. Not all plastics are equal and several key feature put or offerings ahead of the curve.
• Extreme thermal stability.
• Fat resistant material.
• Class leading shelf life with unique EVOH layer.
• Strict calibration portion control and consistent stuffing density.
• 360 degree no seam printing up to 5 colors.
For shelf life focused, product forming packaging with high levels of transparency shrink bags are an optimal choice. DCW has a wide range of offerings from ultra thin high transparency bags to the high strength bags intended for bone in or clipped products. Our shrink bags are offer with both circular and strait open ends in accordance with our customer needs. These bags can also be produced with customer printing upon our customer request. The three most popular shrink bags we offer are Amivac MB-9 and Amivac S.
Amivac MB-9 - Bone-In Bag:
• Strongest bag: intended for bone-in meat production.
• Can be used with clips.
• Puncture resistant to large granular spices or other shape or dense internal structures.
• Up to 45% shrink.
Amivac S - Non-Bone Bag:
• Ultra high transparency product: Ideal for retail items.
• Intended for non-boned meats.
• Most reasonably priced.
• Up to 55% shrink.