Packaging News - New Innovation Benefits Meat Industry

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Packaging News - New Innovation Benefits Meat Industry

A recent packaging news article at Global Meat News revealed that recently an American-based company has designed innovative new packaging for the purpose of improving food safety in the smoked, processed, and fresh red meat industry. Sealed Air Corporation has created the Cryovac OptiDure bags which are multi-layered and coextruded, intended to benefit producers and improve food safety while reducing food waste. Red meat on the bone, terrines, dried processed meats, smoked bacon, and other meats are often more susceptible to contamination due to leakage of packaging. The new Cryovac OptiDure bags reduce thickness, while providing resistance against mechanical abuse through the use of pleats and an overlapping closure to ensure packages are sealed efficiently, which in turn reduces the risk of leakage. Ultimately, manufacturers will enjoy superb shrink behavior in a material that while thinner, is more durable and reduces environmental impact. Outstanding pack presentation and an attractive glossy finish after shrink support brand building for producers as well. According to news reports, the Cryovac OptiDure bags area available in a thickness of 75 microns, the ODA5005, and 95 microns, the ODA7005. Both are highly resistant to abrasion and puncture, opening doors to potential export opportunities which may not have been available in the past. Innovations in food and consumer goods packaging are being introduced at a rapid pace today; providing printing solutions for marking and coding of new packaging is essential. At Markem-Imaje, our industrial marking systems are among the best in the industry, providing manufacturers with quality, reliable printing of ingredients, best-by dates, barcodes, and other data while focusing on cost savings over the long-term. Give us a call today.

January 10, 2014
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