Sliders are easy to use and help consumers feel confident a package is resealed, making them more preferred over press to close zippers. Unfortunately, the cost of the equipment capable of adding a slider to a package can be a limiting factor for brands. The Fresh-Lock mini Slider applicator is compact, takes up less space and requires a smaller capital investment than traditional slider applicators. It also uses less material, helping to make it a more affordable solution.
It’s ideal for stand-up pouch applications, lightweight products, and smaller flexible packages. It's designed to work on form/fill/seal or pouch-making equipment. Simplified insertion technology enables high-speed operation.
The mini Slider is ideal for coffee and tea, shredded cheese, pet food and treats, cigar and tobacco, and confectionary products. Pet food and treats in particular can benefit from a mini Slider, as we see brands implementing cost-saving measures and removing convenience features on their packaging, which are still highly desired by consumers. Closures on pet food packaging help protect the product from moisture and infestation, help maintain product freshness and reduce food waste, add functionality, and can support package sustainability.