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PLA shrink sleeves land Bumble Bee’s business

Reflecting its commitment to sustainability while also supporting the upscale look of its product, Bumble Bee Foods has tasked flexible and rigid packaging processor Printpack (Atlanta, GA) to supply it with polylactic acid (PLA) shrink films for four-packs of its Prime Fillet-brand Atlantic salmon. PLA is derived from plant starch.

Reflecting its commitment to sustainability while also supporting the upscale look of its product, Bumble Bee Foods has tasked flexible and rigid packaging processor Printpack (Atlanta, GA) to supply it with polylactic acid (PLA) shrink films for four-packs of its Prime Fillet-brand Atlantic salmon. PLA is derived from plant starch.



Each multipack shrink sleeve holds four cans of salmon. The sleeve is printed seven-color rotogravure on the PLA. Besides nutritional information, the sleeves also include a green leaf to help identify the packaging as eco-friendly.

Printpack in late 2006 added sleeves and heat-shrink films to its flexible packaging portfolio with the acquisition of Seal-It Inc. (Farmingdale, NY), a converter of PVC, PLA and PET films. Printpack extrudes blown and cast film, and on the rigid side it offers thermoformed packaging. [email protected]

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