Sustainable Pouch with Easy-Lock (APLIX) Reclosable Feature
Manufacturer: St. Johns Packaging Ltd., www.sjpack.com
Description: This pouch was designed to showcase the internal pouch making capability at St. Johns Packaging with an all PE structure that addresses the consumer, retailer, and consumer product companies’ demands for more environmentally friendly packaging. The design of the package was developed internally, with the side panels of the pouch being utilized to showcase each of the companies involved with the help of a QR Code, allowing for quick access to that company’s website.
EZYPRO with ProAmpac PRO-POUCH Touch
Manufacturer: ProAmpac, proampac.com
Description: EZYPRO is a custom spouted, stand-up pouch with a unique shape and a two-year shelf life. EZYPRO is pre-filled with 30g of protein powder. The end-user fills the pouch with water at the point of use and shakes to combine the powder before consuming, eliminating the environmental impact and energy required to ship water. It is convenient and is easy to carry, light, and flexible for active users. The pouch is differentiated by the use of a touch coating, which is a new textured lacquer that exudes a paper-like, natural, and organic feel to the package.
Emami Edible Oil (with Recyclable Barrier Packaging)
Manufacturer: Flex Films (USA) Inc., flexfilm.com
Description: Edible oil must be protected from oxygen, which makes it rancid. Barrier properties in edible oil packaging are imparted by Nylon/EVOH. However, it is the presence of these elements that makes the packaging of edible oil non-recyclable. Because of their poor recyclability, most of these multilayer structures are usually incinerated/ landfilled, negating the circular economy. Uflex devised a formulation that renders packaging for edible oil recyclable despite the presence of Nylon/EVOH.
Diced Fruit Cup with Flexo Printed Retort Lidding/Next Generation Sealant Film
Manufacturer: Printpack, printpack.com
Description: Burnette Foods’ diced fruit cups utilize clear lidding printed with flexo inks, instead of rotogravure, and are laminated to Printpack’s next generation easy peel sealant film suitable for retort applications. Flexo printing allows for cost effective production of multiple SKUs, while the next generation sealant film simplifies the structure and materials supply chain. Both improvements over traditional rotogravure printed retort films withstand retort process conditions.
Harney & Sons Master Tea Blenders Pouch
Manufacturer: TC Transcontinental Packaging, tctranscontinental.com/packaging
Description: Harney & Sons desired a flexible pouch with luxurious graphics that would protect the aroma and flavor of their fine teas while supporting their environmental values. TC Transcontinental Packaging, in collaboration with Charter Next Generation and The Dow Chemical Company, achieved all of Harney & Sons’ key criteria of excellent shelf appeal, shelf life, and recyclability. This pouch contains EVOH, for oxygen barrier, and moisture barrier properties in a format which is 100% recyclable for in-store drop-off.
Tree Top® Organic Honeycrisp Dried Apple Slices Package
Manufacturer: Sonoco Flexible Packaging, sonoco.com
Description: Tree Top® Organic Honeycrisp Apple Slices are packaged in Sonoco’s ClearGuard® laminate, a high-barrier clear laminate. With just one ingredient—apples—the Organic Honeycrisp Dried Apple Slices are free of preservatives and added sugars. Because there are zero added preservatives or additives, it is imperative that the package protect the food inside and preserve its shelf life.
Manufacturer: PAC Worldwide, pac.com
Description: ScentLock Mailers are ideal for mailing products such as hemp, edibles, CBD oils, essential oils, or perfumes. Made from barrier films for maximum odor-blocking protection, the mailers keep the scent of the package contents undetectable. These mailers also provide cushioning protection and water resistance. The discreet design allows you to mail your valuables without attracting unwanted tampering. Additional features to keep contents safe and secure include an integrated child-deterrent zipper and a permanent adhesive closure seal with tamper-evident indications for increased security.
Liquibox DuetAsept—Aseptic Dispensing Bag with a Fitment Duet
Manufacturer: Liquibox, liquibox.com
Description: The Liquibox DuetAsept bag-in-box flexible packaging solution is ideal for aseptic processing and adds dispensing options for low-acid products, including cold brew coffee and tea, by using a fitment duet. Common dispensing fitments cannot survive the rigors of the steam-sterilized filling chamber, and, therefore have presented an aseptic dispensing issue in the market. The implementation of the DuetAsept two-fitment bag design provides a solution to fill and supply low-acid aseptic beverages for use in dispensing equipment that was not previously possible. Bag-in-box products are shipped fresh, offer longer shelf life, better evacuation, and a lower cost-per-serving than the alternatives.