Sealed Air creates chlorine-free shrink bags for circular economy
11 December 2020 | 0
Sealed Air has developed chlorine-free vacuum shrink bags to help food processors and retailers improve food safety and sustainability in a circular economy.
The new Cryovac brand OptiDure Bags (ODF4005) are made from a carefully selected range of resins to deliver a highly protective chlorine-free EVOH barrier. This is designed to extend shelf life, reduce waste, and safeguard food during distribution, storage, and retail.
Total packaging material weight is reduced by more than half in the high-tech generation of multilayer, coextruded shrink bags, which enables operators to lower carbon footprints by up to 39%, compared to standard bags.
Food integrity is further protected by the outstanding shrink qualities of OptiDure, as well as its strong abuse resistant material. Together, these prevent rips, tears and punctures, whilst the shrink bag’s reliable pleated heat seals stop leaks and seal-in freshness and flavour.
“The principles of a circular economy are increasingly becoming standard practice. Consumers across Europe are demanding less waste and better use of resources,” said Jos Van den Block, food proteins packaging director at Sealed Air. “They want cleaner, safer and more sustainable ways of living, which influences how they buy food.
“Cryovac brand OptiDure Bags (ODF4005) have been designed for food processors and retailers to meet these market demands. The chlorine-free EVOH barrier offers excellent resistance to oxygen and other potential contaminants such as moisture, humidity and aromas. This protects food quality and safety, extends shelf life and minimises waste.”