New packaging for ready-to-eat foods introduced

As the grocery retail channel becomes more specialized, food processors increasingly are responding to consumer demand for more fresh and convenient fare, a trend impacting the deli segment and spurring dramatic growth in prepared foods and snacks. Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., has introduced distinctive new packaging solutions for manufacturers who want to differentiate their products.

PET Lidding Films: SP707 Product Family –
With the growth of a wide range of ready-to-eat foods, the demand for better performing and lower cost films that seal to PET containers has never been greater. Sales of fresh prepared foods are expected to outpace other segments of the industry with an annual growth rate of about 7 percent through 2017, so says research firm Technomic. To meet this need, Clear Lam introduces the new SP707 family of films designed for superior wet and contamination sealing to PET trays, cups or platters. When compared to similar laminates made from flexible materials, this film provides a 28 to 42 percent improvement in bond strength. Made in the U.S., the SP707 films are also priced 20 percent lower than competing films imported from the Far East. Printable with anti-fog properties, the material can be run on tray sealing or FFS equipment. Applications include deli dips, prepared meal and snack kits, and fresh produce items.

PrimaPak™ Package Designs Expand For Fresh and Frozen Foods –
The proprietary PrimaPak™ packaging line is expanding into new applications including frozen processed foods, fresh refrigerated salads, and shelf stable cereals and granolas. PrimaPak™ is the first of its kind, flexible, stackable, reclosable package produced from a single roll of film on a Vertical FFS machine. Designed as a replacement for preformed trays, platters, jars or stand-up pouches, the PrimaPak™ technology can help processors and retailers achieve measurable cost savings and sustainability improvements throughout the supply chain.

To learn more about Clear Lam, please visit www.clearlam.com.


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