Seafood processor Vega Salmon A/S in Denmark turns to SEALPAC’s sustainable FlatSkin® system 

 SEALPAC‘s FlatSkin® system at Vega Salmon in Denmark. Perfectly suitable for an attractive vertical presentation at retail.

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.