Curwood’s new Curwood Advantage film answers the bulk cheese industry’s call to lower costs with a tailored structure that delivers economy while meeting the performance demands of the bulk shred category. This film is a high-barrier structure engineered specifically for vertical form/fill/seal bulk shredded cheese pouches. A drop-in replacement for industry standard bulk-shred applications, the film provides significant cost reduction and runs on existing equipment without compromising speed or machinability. The new structure also creates high-integrity seals at lower sealing temperatures, reducing energy usage.

Developed to provide excellent abrasion, puncture and flex crack resistance, Curwood Advantage film withstands the abusive environment seen during pack-off and distribution. This versatile film is ideal for 5- to 20-lb. applications.

“Because of production demands and the rigors of handling bulk cheese in foodservice applications, it isn’t enough to deliver a packaging material that costs less,” says Dave Engen, cheese market manager for Curwood, a division of Bemis Co. and headquartered in Oshkosh, Wis.” Cost savings must be accompanied by equivalent or better machinability, throughput, strength and hermetic barrier to deliver a competitive advantage. Curwood Advantage film is the first material to meet that challenge.”

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Known throughout the world for technological leadership in high-barrier packaging, Curwood is a preferred supplier of innovative packaging materials and systems for food, beverage, household, industrial and personal care industries. Curwood maintains strategic manufacturing and service centers throughout North America, South America and Europe, and is well positioned to meet global distribution and marketing needs. Headquartered in Oshkosh, Wis., Curwood is part of the Bemis family of companies.

For more information on Curwood’s complete offering of packaging for the cheese industry, call 800/544-4672, email or visit

Bemis Co. is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported pro forma 2009 net sales, giving effect to the Food Americas acquisition of $4.8 billion. The company’s flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wis., Bemis employs more than 20,000 individuals worldwide. Go to for more information.

Dennis Burian,
Bemis Co., Inc.