Clear Lam Packaging Inc. and Triangle Package Machinery Co. entered into a new North American equipment manufacturing licensing agreement for the PrimaPak program. The agreement gives Triangle a license to manufacture and supply the patented PrimaPak System Interface on its Model XYT15 vertical-form-fill-seal (VFFS) bagging machine. This is Clear Lam’s second equipment licensing agreement for the PrimaPak technology, which produces a six-sided package with a reclosable feature made from a single roll of flexible film.

The PrimaPak System is a flexible, stackable, reclosable package designed to replace rigid cans, bottles, jars and trays, according to the company. The packaging retains its shape even when empty. In addition, because it is produced from flexible rollstock, the package uses up to 70% less plastic compared to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) cans, bottles, jars or trays. In transport, in the warehouse and on retail shelves, the stackable design improves pallet efficiencies so more product can be distributed in fewer shipments, be efficiently stored and displayed using less fuel, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, said the company.

Triangle's new PrimaPak VFFS bagging machine (Model XYT15C4CFB/PP) is designed for food and consumer packaged goods products. It's available in continuous motion, so it can perform at faster operating speeds up to 100 bags per minute, depending on the package size. Applications for the technology include cheese and snack products.