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Vacuum Skin Packaging

Point Five Packaging offers vacuum skin packaging for ready meal solutions. The CPET tray and the film used to the seal product are microwave and oven safe, and the trays are 100% recyclable.

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Point Five Packaging is at the forefront of this food packaging technology as experts in tray sealing machinery and materials. In conjunction with a product line that is fully VSP enabled, they have now developed the first CPET tray suitable for vacuum skin packaging.

Vacuum Skin Packaging (VSP) is fast becoming a go to solution for extending the shelf life of food products, including fresh and processed meats, poultry and seafood, ready-to-eat meals, fresh produce and cheese.

To create a VSP package, specially formulated top seal film is used to encapsulate the product like a second skin, securing it in a tray or paper board, but free of tension and without affecting the product’s shape.

There are many advantages of skin packaging for consumers, manufacturers and retailers:

• The product is held in place creating an attractive package, that can be displayed vertically, improving how the product is viewed and reducing shelf space required.

• Product can be shipped for home delivery and arrive secure and intact.

• Shelf life of perishable foods can be significantly extended.

• Extending shelf life reduces food waste and packaging materials.

•The use of preservatives can be eliminated altogether or greatly reduced, creating healthier options for consumers.

As consumers become more aware of sustainable options for how their food is delivered to them, and in an increasingly competitive environment, VSP is emerging as a solution to meet these demands.

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