Tesco is using the packaging for its own brand of unwashed salads. The retailer's five different salad types are packed by Langmead Farms in the recloseable bags.
With more and more people living by themselves, demand has increased for multiple use packaging that can be used to store the remaining portions of food products.
The 60g portions of Rocket, Lamb's Lettuce, Red Salad, Baby Leaf with Watercress and Rocket, and Crisp Leaf, went on sale in Tesco's outlets in February.
The products use Amcor TapeTop bags made from 35 micron oriented polypropylene (OPP) film with antimist properties. The packages use a pre-cut band to allow consumers to reclose the pack. The antimist system allows the salads to have better visibility on the retail shelf, Amcor stated.
The packages are flexo printed in seven colours at Amcor Flexibles in Ledbury.
Amcor created the TapeTop system by using a slightly wider reel of material than a standard bag. The additional width of the film is then cut and can be positioned anywhere on the bag.
The TapeTop band is then secured to the bag with a hotmelt adhesive. The reclosable band is targeted for use with products that are typically not finished in one serving.
The system can be retrofitted to existing equipment or supplied with new bagging machines. Langmead Farms choose CFS in the Netherlands for its machine modification.
Amcor TapeTop system can be used ith OPP and a range of peelable laminates, the company stated in a press release. It can be used for standard pillow bags and stabilo bags. Amcor Flexibles can also supply pre-made bags.
The TapeTop band is fully printable and therefore can be used for vouchers, competitions, portion control and general promotion, the company stated.