Honeycomb Insulated Sandwich Wrap
Manufacturer: Novolex; novolex.com
Description: When a national convenience store needed a new flexible packaging option for grab-and-go hot sandwiches, the Novolex innovation team developed an insulated poly/paper laminate that performed across multiple temperature requirements. The unique honeycomb insulation maintains food quality as the product moves from the freezer to thawing and reheating in-store and while held under heat for up to four hours. This sandwich wrap has changed the landscape in the quality of hot grab-and-go items.
F-ISB PET Film for Cold Blister Forming Application
Manufacturer: Flex Films (USA) Inc.; flexfilm.com
Description: In conventional cold-form laminates, there are three layers: nylon, aluminum foil, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). UFlex developed a revolutionary alu-alu packaging, where a special polyester film replaced the conventional nylon and PVC while retaining aluminum, making it an indigenous product (since PVC and BON had to be imported from other countries, which added to the cost and delayed availability). With this unique development, the UFlex Group provides sustainability and cost optimization, giving it an edge over conventional alu-alu packaging. The new structure of the F-ISB biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film allows convenient printing and lamination with alu-foil. This film can be easily converted into a flexible packaging laminate. F-ISB BOPET film has large usage in pharma packaging applications, making it suitable for tablets and capsule packaging.
Corks® Cinnamon & Sugar Snickerdoodle Popcorn
Manufacturer: Nosco; nosco.com
Description: Corks® Popcorn is a premium snack brand that believes in sustainability, quality, and integrity. Offering its customers made-to-order popcorn batches, Corks sees color as critical to this family-owned business. Earlier this year, Corks engaged the Nosco team looking for consistent color from run to run. The Cinnamon & Sugar Snickerdoodle Corks Popcorn pouch is an excellent example of the superior print quality achievable with the HP Indigo 20000 digital press. Corks is a craft popcorn manufacturer focused on small batches and a high number of variations—perfect for Nosco’s digital flexible packaging workflow.
ChocXO® Simply Better Chocolate Stand-up Pouches
Manufacturer: TC Transcontinental Packaging; tctranscontinental.com/ en-us/packaging
Description: The ChocXo® Simply Better Chocolate stand-up pouches are produced by TC Transcontinental Packaging for the U.S. and Canadian markets. This material is printed with white, continuous ink and a registered matte coating that adds complexity and consumer appeal. In addition, these bags are double cut for a clean bleed, punch holed for in-store display, and laser scored with a notch tear to give a clean tear for an optimal consumer experience.
Premium Tea Leaf Pouch for Adagio Teas
Manufacturer: Nosco; nosco.com
Description: Adagio Teas needed to reduce packaging and find an alternative to its rigid tea tins. The team was looking for an easy-to-ship, lightweight, and cost-effective solution, which made flexible packaging an easy choice. Nosco selected a 3.5mil MET polyethylene terephthalate with a thermally laminated matte finish for barrier and aesthetics. The material was then printed and laminated. This allowed for a high stock keeping unit count to be printed with virtually no additional setup costs or time between art changes. Adagio then converted the pouches and filled them with the artisanal product.
SoChatti To Go
Manufacturer: Glenroy, Inc.; glenroy.com
Description: The SoChatti To Go packaging enables chocolate to be shelf-stable for up to two years without any preservatives or emulsifiers. This allows SoChatti to improve what is considered the typical “chocolate experience” by bringing consumers chocolate from around the world, crafted and packaged to maintain the chocolate’s distinct and complex flavors. The unique packet is a key part of the solution, allowing consumers to enjoy chocolate on demand in a form previously only available to chocolate makers.