Sealed Air sees a "gap" in the market for aseptic packaging technology and will launch a bag-in-box system next year.
Myra Foster, executive director of the Global Fluids Sector for Sealed Air Corp., spent time with FoodProductionDaily.com at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 to explain its current protective packaging technologies, and to preview a number of packaging systems on the horizon.
Keeping food safe
Foster told FPD that packaging's effectiveness in help keeping food fresh and safe for consumers is always top of mind for processing pros.
"The industry is always concerned about things that compromise the integrity of the product, so anything that provides a level of abuse resistance while maintaining the brand equity is something that's going to be important to processors," she said.
Sealed Air Corp.'s Cryovac division has been making packaging materials and machines for three decades. One of the division's upcoming products is the IDC/Cryovac Speedflex bag-in-box system, targeted for commercial launch in 2014.
According to Foster, the Cryovac team realized there was a "gap" in the market regarding available aseptic packaging technology. Through brainstorming and partnering with companies already experienced in the field, they worked to create the Speedflex equipment.
"It's ideally designed for processors that have a high volume of product going out the door. It allows processors to package almost three times faster than conventional systems that are out there for low-acid aseptic filling," she said.
Watch the above video to find out more about the Speedflex system's performance capabilities and other Sealed Air products.