Aplix introduced a new re-closable system for flexible packaging at Interpack 2011 in Düsseldorf , Germany, in May. Easy-Lock by Aplix is currently being used in cheese and other applications. Easy-Lock by Aplix is comprised of self-mating micro-hooks. The key advantages over other zip-closure designs are ease of use (less pressure to open/close as precise alignment is not required; enabling use by people with limited dexterity) and the closure track is far more resistant to particles from the contents of the package.
Easy-Lock by Aplix is made of food grade polyethylene. A consumer study conducted by Leatherhead Food Research in the UK found that 80% of respondents felt Easy-Lock by Aplix was the easiest type of packaging for the whole family, including children and elderly people.