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Reclosable packages are not very common yet on the North American market compared to other places, but a German-based packaging provider hopes to jump-start the trend in the states.Südpack USA Inc. has extended its range of film packaging for food products on the U.S. market. The multilayer packaging films reportedly provide easy opening without a knife or scissors and can be reclosed multiple times without any quality loss. This film range, called Multipeel films, can run on many standard packaging machines.

PlasticsToday Staff

April 16, 2014

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New multilayer packaging films open without knife or scissors

Reclosable packages are not very common yet on the North American market compared to other places, but a German-based packaging provider hopes to jump-start the trend in the states.

Südpack USA Inc. has extended its range of film packaging for food products on the U.S. market. The multilayer packaging films reportedly provide easy opening without a knife or scissors and can be reclosed multiple times without any quality loss. This film range, called Multipeel films, can run on many standard packaging machines.

Following the founding of Südpack USA Inc. and the expansion of business activities in the U.S., German-based packaging provider Südpack GmbH & Co. KG is set to extend its presence in the market with its multilayer packaging films. The product family Multipeel, for instance, is suited for a wide range of products. The Multipeel films can be equipped with different barrier properties, ranging from low to high oxygen barriers. 

"All our Multipeel products come in a consistently high quality," said Tom Wilde, sales director at Südpack USA. "That is crucial for our customers, as any variation in the material could cause a disruption in the production process and lead to machinery downtime."

The company touts that its Multipeel line offers a number of convenience aspects. For instance, consumers do not need to unpack the cheese or meat products; they can both store and present them on the dining table directly in the package without any extra box, platter or plastic wrapping.

"Südpack is one of only few European manufacturers who coextrude their seal layers in-house," said Wilde. "We test various options at our development center in Germany to make sure that the film runs perfectly on our customers' machines, without any need for retooling. That saves time and is a real advantage for the production process. Our customers in the U.S. receive their customized packaging solution, precisely adapted to their individual requirements."

The different Multipeel package options work with a re-sealing layer in the top or in the base film. They come in both transparent and white colored films. The re-sealable top film "Multipeel" is mainly used for MAP packaging processed on deep drawing machines.

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