The concept, developed by Rapak for food maker Bahncke was specifically designed for an apple-flavoured ketchup. Rapak's solution uses two features - a 'double delta-seal' to channel product into the gland opening, and hanging bag technology to ensure a downward, gravity feed.
The 5 litre and 10 litre bags were made using metallised polyester outer layers with polyethylene inner films. Rapak believes that the combination of films provides excellent barrier protection to ensure a long ambient shelf life.
"Rapak came up with the right solution at the right time," said Per Ostergarrd of Bahncke. "The swift production of samples and local support really gave us the confidence we needed."
Rapak also believes that the project demonstrates the value of its partnership with APS Soldana over the past year. "This product launch marks an exciting time for us in Denmark," said Mark Rose, business development director for Rapak.
"With APS Soldana's knowledge and support, customers such as Bahncke are able to capitalise on Rapak's globally recognised Bag in Box expertise, with the added benefit of local backup."
Bahncke application reflects the increasing trend towards self-serving, clean and hygienic dispensers for sauces, ketchups and mayonnaise.
"Rapak welcomes the opportunity of expanding on this success and other new developments with other food service customers," said Rose.
Rapak is part of DS Smith Plastics, which has a turnover of over £200 million and has operations in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Poland, USA, Dominican Republic, Israel and Australasia.
The division is focused on liquid packaging and dispensing that incorporates bag-in-box systems and injection moulded taps and dispensers, and returnable transit packaging for industrial use that includes thermoformed transit packaging for returnable container and pallet systems, extruded sheets in solid and multi-wall form (corrugated plastic), and injection moulded returnable bottle crates.
Rapak's innovative Bag in Box solution for Danish sauce manufacturer Bahncke, ensuring optimum drainage for its products, has highlighted the value of its newly agreed agency agreement in Denmark with APS Soldana.