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This category features a large range of packaging formats. From Sacks, Side Gusseted, Block Bottom and Standup pouches for dried Petfood and Pet treats to 3 side seal pouches and thermoforming formats for chilled items. Retort pouches also have a large part to play in this market replacing the can in many cases.


This format is most evident in the bulk carriage of dry goods from B2B or the retailing of bulk items such as petfood or garden centre products.

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Thermoforming Films

Prevalent across a wide range of industries, thermoforming is effectively another version of horizontal “form, fill and seal”.

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Vacuum Pouches

By far the least capital expensive means of extending shelf life in food.

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Skin Films

Skin Films are used in packaging where a product (or products) is placed on a piece of paperboard or preformed trays, and a thin sheet of transparent Skin Film is placed over the product and paperboard or trays.

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Lidding Films

Lidding films are a showcase for contents, as such is often transparent or semitransparent with various colours.

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Pet Food - Rewind Film

Rewind is a very economical means of packaging a product as the machine makes the pack, delivers the product into the pack and then seals it.

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Retort Films
Pet Food - Retort Pouch

Retorting in flexible packaging is where the food is vacuum packaged first, then heated to in excess of 120 Deg C in a retort chamber to create a shelf stable product.

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Stand-up Pouches
Pet Food - Stand-Up Pouch

Stand-up pouches have effectively replaced the can or the glass jar, and have revolutionised retailing of many products.

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Box Pouch
Pet Food - Box Pouch

This exciting concept exhibits all the benefits of the standup pouch but is more vertically stable as the base has a much larger surface footprint.

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