Meat+Poultry - June 2018 - 82
PA C K A G I N G S O L U T I O N S
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bone guard Flow-Tite film used with a flowwrap machine. "The flow wrap system allows
our customers to reduce the labor required to
package bone-in meat and poultry products
compared to shrink bags. The film protects the
products through distribution and delivers a
tight attractive package like that achieved with
a shrink bag," Conrad explains.
According to Conrad, Bemis also offers
bone guard shrink tubing that allows
customers to save money over pre-made
shrink bags. "Instead of pulling bags out of a
carton on tape, the operator can pull bags out
of the automated bag-making machine. With
this approach, we save the bag-making step in
our operation and can pass savings on to our
customers," he says.
At the same time, consumer concerns about
package waste and greater sustainability are
also spurring new or updated features in bonein package. Montreal-based Transcontinental
Inc. (TC Transcontinental) which recently
completed its acquisition of Chicago-based
Coveris Americas, offers vacuum shrink bags
for bone-in cuts that offer puncture resistance
at half the thickness of traditional patch bags.
Meanwhile, even as package safety
and integrity are at the top of the list for
processors of bone-in items, shelf appeal is
also pivotal in today's competitive landscape.
TC Transcontinental's bone-in vacuum shrink
bags are available in 10-color printing for extra
vibrancy at the point of sale.