UK preserves manufacturer F. Duerr & Sons has launched its new jam product "Squeezers", in Amcor TearStick, said to be the first easy-open, easy-tear stickpack made from plastic film by Amcor Flexibles.
Described by Duerr's as "an interestingly different way of packaging and selling jam", the single 15g portions have an easy-tear system which allows the end to be torn off simply and the strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant or apricot jam can then be squeezed directly onto toast, crumpets or bread. Amcor says that the design has proved successful with consumers because it is less messy than using a knife and is easy for children.
The 12 PVDC coated polyester/50 Coex PE Amcor TearStick packs are reverse printed 7 colours gravure at Amcor Flexibles Colodense in Bristol and formed on a five-lane stickpack machine produced by Stickpack Europe. Amcor TearStick runs at high speeds and does not require a tear-notch as it is produced with easy-tear capability.
The easy-tear initiation through multi layer laminates is created using bespoke Amcor Flexibles technology. Amcor claims that its TearStick uses up to 40 per cent less film than conventional four-side-seal sachets and is currently used throughout Europe to sell single portion foods and beverages from sauces to coffee granules.
With annual sales of over €1.3 billion and manufacturing operations in 14 countries, Amcor Flexibles offers a comprehensive range of technological capabilities including gravure and flexographic printing, coating and lamination, coextrusion, metallising, micro-perforation and pouch and bag making.
For more information about this and other Amcor Flexible products please contact Richard Aust.