Reducing our ecological footprint
35% reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions
40% reduction in our usage of non-renewable resources
20% reduction in water consumption
A simple straightforward product, suited for almost any content: meat, seafood, vegetarian food, cheese … Powerful POS presentation print on both sides with strong colours using low-migration inks. A barrier is integrated to protect the food from any migration. The packaging sets a new durability standard in many ways, offers an eco-friendly, new and unique way of presenting fresh food on the shelf. With the optional euro lock, the products can be presented hanging in a cooler.
The concept provides a large printed surface and at the same time transparency to see the product, whilst the content is perfectly protected. The packaging uses 75% less plastic compared to a conventional tray or shrink packaging without any loss of product quality. The integrated recycling tab enables consumers to easily split both materials for recycling. The pack is made predominantly from renewable cartonboard, instead of a plastic shell.
When you consider the mountains of plastic and styrofoam currently used in the packaging of meat products throughout Europe and how much of that material is being avoided through this innovation, then this really is a worthy winner that is helping to ‘save the planet’.
These days, more and more skin packs are conquering the retail shelves around the world. The advantages of the skin packaging system are obvious: securely sealed under deep vacuum, food products have a significantly longer shelf life and can be presented in a much more attractive way. By launching FlatSkin®, SEALPAC now offers a revolutionary solution that combines the sought-after skin packaging process with a plastic reduction of up to 75%. Danish seafood processor Vega Salmon A/S is one of the early adopters of the FlatSkin® packaging system for its hot-smoked salmon products.
True innovation and optical highlight
SEALPAC’s recently developed FlatSkin® system combines an attractive product
presentation and extended shelf life with a highly sustainable use of packaging materials. Instead of common plastic skin trays, the FlatSkin® system uses cardboard
carriers that allow for double-sided printing, hence offering optimal space for product
information whilst providing unique branding opportunities. Some manufacturers may
even dispose of their traditional cardboard sleeve.
A highly transparent barrier skin film fixates the product directly onto the flat cardboard carrier, which has been coated with a polymeric protective layer. This layer provides stability to the cardboard and forms a reliable barrier against grease, moisture and oxygen. FlatSkin® packs are perfectly suited to vertical presentation (e.g. hanging or
standing), making them true eye-catchers at retail. In addition, the tight-fitting skin film provides an attractive 3D effect that highlights the content to the fullest.
Renewable materials, separate disposal
The FlatSkin® system uses cardboard carriers made from bleached or unbleached fibre,
which can be printed on both sides by means of low-migration printing inks and
varnishes. After taking out the product, the thin polymeric layer is easily removed from the cardboard to allow for separate disposal. As such, the FlatSkin® system achieves a
plastic reduction of up to 75%, hence providing an answer to the food industry’s
increasing demand for sustainability. FlatSkin® is suitable for a wide range of product
segments, such as fresh meat, cheese, poultry and seafood.
Early adopter in Denmark
Renowned Danish seafood processor Vega Salmon A/S (www.vega-salmon.dk), with
its head office in Kolding, is one of the first users of the FlatSkin® packaging system
for its hot-smoked salmon products, which it supplies under different brand names to
various retailers. The products are manufactured on a SEALPAC A10 traysealer with
8-impression tooling for cardboard carriers measuring 260 x 130 mm. Each carrier has
a double-sided print and hanger hole, which, combined with SEALPAC’s unique OnTrayCut system, allow for an attractive vertical presentation at retail.
At Anuga FoodTec 2018, the leading and impulse-generating exhibition for the global
food industry, SEALPAC will focus on innovations around efficient and sustainable
packaging processes and materials. The leading manufacturer of tray-sealing and has almost doubled its stand surface to be able to present its full range of packaging equipment and solutions to the expert audience. Visitors to the stand will find state-of-the-art packaging lines in live operation, efficient solutions for the industry’s predominant trend towards skin packaging, as well as packaging innovations
from around the world, especially for the growing convenience segment.
Another highlight at the stand will be the live cooking area, where our chef will demonstrate several packaging solutions that may shape the future of the ready meals segment.
SEALPAC at Anuga FoodTec 2018: hall 9, stand C30/E39.