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Retort pouches, as 3 side seal or standup pouches, often feature in ready meal applications. Ready to heat and eat casserole in a retort pouch is a good example. Printed rewind being used on a HFFS machine is another common ready meal format and of course at the most basic end of the scale, vacuum pouches have a role to play.

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Retort Pouches
Ready Meals - Retort

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
Ready Meals - Stand-Up Pouches

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

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Thermoforming Films
Ready Meals - 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
Ready Meals - Vacuum Pouches

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

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