Amcor invests in shrink bags and films to extend shelf-life and reduce waste
Amcor has built a new production line for high-performance shrink bags and films for meat and cheese at its Amcor Flexibles plant in Swansea, UK.
With food producers, retailers and consumers needing a more sustainable way to extend shelf-life and reduce waste, the new shrink bags and films offer a high barrier PVdC-free formulation, thin material that maintains performance, and exceptional optical properties.
In Europe, there is a need to address the estimated 88 million tonnes of EU food waste each year, according to The EU Food Loss and Waste Prevention Hub.
Amcor said its range of PrimeSeal shrink bags and films significantly extends the shelf life of highly perishable products like fresh meat. It offers high-barrier protection against oxygen and moisture to maintain product freshness and safety, and assures protection throughout packing, transportation, retail and at home.
There is even an extra-robust version, PrimeSeal Crystal Shield, that extends the shelf-life of all types of meat and non-gassing cheese with extra product protection to prevent punctures and reduce leakage.
“Our state-of-the-art production line enables us to provide customers with an effortless transition towards more sustainable packaging,” said Robert Kleinschmidt, vice president of the meat, fish & poultry business unit of Amcor. “With our latest shrink line, we can now produce thinner, PVdC-free shrink bags and films that not only maintain the same transparency and protective qualities as existing solutions but also surpass them in terms of performance and reduced plastic usage.”
Rosalia Rosalinova, senior marketing manager added: “This latest investment expands our existing PVdC-free packaging range for meat and cheese. Amcor uniquely combines packaging engineers, sustainability experts and modern production. The investment in this new production line demonstrates our dedication to our customers and to offering more sustainable packaging for the meat and dairy industries.”
The new production line will deliver several products in Amcor’s PrimeSeal packaging range for meat and DairySeal packaging range for cheese, including: Crystal Shield 75 shrink bag, Eco-Tite, Cook-Tite, Flow-Tite, and Form-Tite.