Sealed Air is once again extending freshness and product quality with its Cryovac® brand, this time by incorporating oxygen scavenging solutions into a new rollstock format for vertical pouch packaging (VPP). Ideal for foodservice operations, Cryovac® Freshness Plus® for VPP extends freshness for oxygen-sensitive items such as tomatoes, avocados, fruit pulps and exotic fruit purees.
While most films only contain a passive oxygen barrier, Freshness Plus® for VPP is an active barrier oxygen scavenging film that removes any oxygen that migrates from the inside or outside of the packaging. The utilization of polymer film versus metalized polyester ensures there are no flex cracks, keeping oxygen from degrading the product. Blocking oxygen from the product results in maximized product flavor, color retention, longer production runs and better inventory control for foodservice operations.
For operators looking to switch from cans or rigid packaging, Sealed Air Cryovac® vertical pouch packaging results in sustainability benefits, by reducing packaging waste. The reduction in materials has been shown to reduce packaging waste by 76 percent over cans, even when accounting for recycling.