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Tape bands reseal salad bags

Langmead Farms-brand bagged salads, marketed by the UK-based store chain Tesco, are packaged in new, consumer-convenient, reclosable film bags.
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Introduced in February 2006, the 60-g bags of leafy greens feature patented, precut tape bands.

Supplied by Amcor Flexibles (, the “TapeTop” anti-mist (for enhanced product visibility) pillow-type and stand-up-type bags are made of 35-micron oriented polypropylene, flexo-printed in seven colors at Amcor Flexibles’ Ledbury facility. The peelable, laminated tape closures can be adhesively affixed anywhere on the bag and then lifted and transferred for multiple-use bag reclosing after the package is opened. Langmead uses hot melt adhesives from Henkel ( to affix the bands to the bags. These tape bands also can be printed, pro-
viding promotional messages, coupons, and other marketing devices.

The TapeTop system can be retrofitted to existing form/fill/seal equipment. Langmead uses vertical f/f/s equipment supplied by CFS Netherlands ( Amcor also can supply preformed TapeTop bags.


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