Sliding seal opens up packaging choice for overwraps

By Ahmed ElAmin

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Zip-Pak and Hayssen have developed an overwrap machine using a new
sliding seal, allowing processors a greater choice in the type of
packaging they can use for sliced and blocked food products.

Zip-Pak's QuickZip Slider product is designed to meet increasing consumer demand for convenience foods. Consumers are also attracted by ability to reseal unused portions of multi-serving productsin the same package. "The new Zip-Pak Slider offers all the benefits of slider technology to a new package format, allowing brand owners to differentiate their overwrap packages," the companies statedin a presentation at Pack Expo in Las Vegas. The overwrap slider and machine are suitable for products like sliced and block cheese and pre-cooked bacon that are packaged flat, stacked or shingled. The Zip-Pak development means its Slider product can be applied with horizontal form, fill and seal machines. The new zipper is the first to bring slider's opening and resealing convenience toproducts in overwrap package formats, Zip-Pak stated. Hayssen Packaging Technologies new RT 2000 packager incorporates the new development. The company claims its RT 2000 is the highest-speed hermetic seal horizontal system on the market, with abetter long-dwell, end-seal system. Hermetic sealing ensures complete closure so that oxygen stays out of packages prior to opening. The sealing lengthens product shelf life. The system incorporates a Slider RD zipper attachment from Zip-Pak. The RT 2000 is available in either single-lane or dual-lane design. Packagers have the option of buying an add on Hayssen Veltronhigh-speed infeed system. External links to companies or organisations mentioned in this story: Zip-Pak Hayssen Packaging

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