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Collagen Casings


Artificial casings are commonly made of collagen or cellulose. Recent technology has also introduced plastic casings to the sausage industry. Malabar sources artificial casings from across the globe, to bring you the very best for use in your products.

Collagen Sausage Casings

Collagen casings are dry casings made up of fibers of edible collagen (protein) that are derived from bovine (beef). These edible casings provide excellent smoke and moisture permeability, and consist stuffing size. Collagen casings are recommended for fresh, smoked and dry cured sausage products.

Prior to using, collagen casings (except for the small diameter sizes) are to be soaked or flushed for 20-30 minutes in warm water (26°C) with 10-15% salt concentration. This will improve the elasticity and ‘machinability’ of the casings.

Cut pieces (tied and looped) are available in a variety of diameter sizes ranging from 43mm to 120 mm. The standard cut length is 60 cm (24”), with custom lengths available by special order.

Stock sizes include:

43mm x 30cm 43mm x 60cm 60mm x 60cm 65mm x 55cm
65mm x 60cm 70mm x 30cm 75mm x 60cm 90mm x 60cm
95mm x 60cm 95mm x 65cm 105mm x 60 cm

Additional sizes are available by special order.

Shirred sticks are also available, to allow for more efficient stuffing, especially when using automatic stuffing machines.

Collagen Rounds are curved collagen casings designed for bologna, kielbasa, polish sausage and ring sausage. Sizes range from 38mm to 52mm in diameter, and are available in 20 m bundles or shirred sticks. Our most popular colour is natural, with smoke and mahogany colours also available.

Stock sizes include:

20 m Bundles Shirred Sticks (packed in caddys)
43mm x 20 m natural 38mm shirred, light brown
47mm x 20 m, natural or smoke colour 43mm shirred, smoke colour
52mm x 20 m, natural or smoke colour 47mm shirred, smoke colour

Small Caliber Collagen casings
Small Caliber Collagen casings
 are specially formulated with the added strength needed for processed/smoked pepperettes and snack sticks, in diameter sizes 17mm to 30 mm. Small sizes for fresh sausage applications are also available. The sticks are packed in small boxes (caddy) to maximize shelf life.

Stock Sizes (packed in caddys):
For fresh sausage: 19mm, 21mm, 23mm, 28mm, and 30mm
For smoked sausage & snack sticks: 17mm, 19mm, 21mm (available in natural colour or smoke colour), 24mm, 26mm, 30mm

Additional sizes available by special order.

To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate and reliable, and is offered solely for consideration and assistance without any warranty or guarantee.