Fiber-based packaging solutions from Evergreen Packaging are developed to keep out light, oxygen and vitamins and keep in taste. All of the company’s Tru-Taste barrier board is produced at its own mills. Its patented barrier technologies are designed to extend shelf life and package durability. More than 70% of the carton is made from paper using trees from responsibly managed forests. More than 50% of the energy used to make the paper in the carton comes from biomass.
The Huhtamaki FM-4000 package-forming machine has quick-change capability. In as short as a shift change, a dairy processor can switch the size and shape of a package. This speed and flexibility can optimize plant production. Using pre-printed packaging (which is shipped flat) also reduces the costs associated with transportation, warehousing and handling.
The new Multi-seal deli package from Cryovac can be easily and reliably opened and resealed several times, according to the company. The flexible and reclosable package is suitable for sliced and cubed cheeses. The package uses less material than traditional tubs and does not require a zipper or tear-notch feature. The Multi-seal package runs on existing thermoforming equipment. The package design allows for pegboard display at retail.
Halo films from Exopack are specifically engineered for sliced and chunk cheese products. These films use a patented EVOH encapsulation technology for extended shelf life. Available in up to 10-color process print, the films are said to provide maximum shelf impact while offering excellent seal integrity and abuse resistance.
Stanpac’s new 140-milliliter (4.73-ounce) glass yogurt container and heat seal lid complement the company’s line of glass milk bottles and related packaging. Glass containers are suitable for dairy brands marketing a premium product. Glass packaging conveys premium quality and environmental responsibility, the company states.
Combibloc EcoPlus is an aseptic carton pack for liquid food from SIG Combibloc Inc., that is said to cut down CO2 emissions by 28% compared to a 1-liter carton pack of the same format. The reason is a new cardboard composite that contains more than 80% wood fiber.
SIG Combibloc Inc.
Grayling Industries added a reusable, intermediate bulk container to its product offerings. The Caliber 315 IBC is manufactured from FDA-approved materials and features smooth interior and exterior surfaces that allow for easy cleaning. The collapsible design of the tote minimizes storage space requirements and freight costs. The container capacity is 315 gallons or 3,300 pounds.
Grayling Industries, Inc.
March 1, 2011