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Article | February 28, 2006
Condiments stand out in reclosable stand-up pouches
Reclosable stand-up pouch packaging, converted by Printpack (www.printpack.com) for McCormick de Mexico’s line of condiments and dressings, has garnered an FPA Gold Award for Packaging Excellence.
Introduced in October 2005 and offered as a consumer-convenient refrigerator-storage-space-efficient reclosable alternative to glass or plastic packaging the new 1-kg 500-g and 250-g pouches are constructed of a 6.0-mil barrier film lamination made with polyester and Printpack’s proprietary multi-layer coextrusion. The pouches are flexo-printed in 8-color high-impact graphics.
The various pouch sizes are formed filled and sealed on a single line (machinery manufacturer not disclosed). The cost-effective rollstock lamination provides high seal strength impact strength puncture resistance and outstanding barrier to protect product organoleptics (flavor and color) and shelf life. In addition these pouches with their dispensing fitments (European supplier name not disclosed) allow consumers to more efficiently evacuate the last drop of product from the package reducing product waste. Emptied pouches can be flattened for space-efficient disposal.
According to McCormick de Mexico consumers are accepting the product and packaging very well. —Judy Rice
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