|Sonoco Expands Clear Barrier Flexible Packaging Line to Include Liquid Pouch Structures Suitable for Hot Fill and Retort Applications|
“With growing demand from consumers for transparency, not just with ingredients and labeling, but also with a desire to actually see what they are buying, ClearGuard offers brands a way to satisfy their customers, without sacrificing quality,” said
Because ClearGuard packaging has exceptionally low oxygen and water vapor transmission rates to protect the food inside and preserve its shelf life, these structures provide a clear alternative to aluminum foil or metalized films – an important differentiator in an age when nearly half of consumers would choose one product over another simply because they can see the product inside its packaging. This new ClearGuard liquid pouch option has been proven to meet or exceed barrier and shelf-life requirements for a variety of growing product categories and can stand up to the demands of the retort process, which involves high pressure and high temperatures.
ClearGuard packaging offers several additional benefits to brands and consumers, including exceptional laminating with superior flex crack resistance and durability; printing, including matte and gloss finish options; and a competitive value to other clear or opaque film alternatives. You can learn more about ClearGuard packaging at www.sonoco.com/clearguard. A picture is available at https://app.box.com/s/su1jm0hs1jouqc4m4r1lbs3pyc2rtdct.
Also at the conference this year will be Sonoco’s new PromoPeel™ integrated label technology. PromoPeel labeling allows for precision scoring of an on-pack label via an in-line production process, which ensures accuracy of application and the elimination of multiple steps in the production process.