Amcor invests in new production line for shrink bags and films

AMCOR has invested in a new production line for ‘high-performance’ shrink bags and films for meat and cheese at its Amcor Flexibles plant in Swansea.

The company said the new shrink bags and films offer a ‘more sustainable alternative’ to existing solutions, with a high barrier PVdC-free formulation, described as thinner material that maintains performance, and ‘exceptional’ optical properties.

Amcor added that its range of PrimeSeal shrink bags and films extend the shelf-life of perishable products like fresh meat. The solution is designed to offer high-barrier protection against oxygen and moisture to maintain freshness and safety, and assure protection throughout packing, transportation, retail and at home.

An ‘extra-robust’ version, PrimeSeal Crystal Shield, is available that Amcor said extends the shelf-life of all types of meat and non-gassing cheese with extra product protection to prevent punctures and reduce leakage.

“Our state-of-the-art production line enables us to provide customers with an effortless transition towards more sustainable packaging,” said Robert Kleinschmidt, VP of the meat, fish & poultry business unit of Amcor. “With our latest shrink line, we can now produce thinner, PVdC-free shrink bags and films that not only maintain the same transparency and protective qualities as existing solutions but also surpass them in terms of performance and reduced plastic usage.”

Rosalia Rosalinova, senior marketing manager, added, “This latest investment expands our existing PVdC-free packaging range for meat and cheese. Amcor uniquely combines packaging engineers, sustainability experts and modern production. The investment in this new production line demonstrates our dedication to our customers and to offering more sustainable packaging for the meat and dairy industries.”

The new production line will deliver several products in Amcor’s PrimeSeal packaging range for meat and DairySeal packaging range for cheese, including: Crystal Shield 75 shrink bag, Eco-Tite, Cook-Tite, Flow-Tite, and Form-Tite.