NOW Plastics offers a wide variety of specialty produce films and bags made specifically to help you extend shelf life,  improve point of sale displays and maintain the  quality and freshness of your fruits and vegetables.  Our films are available center folded or single wound, for use on a manual or fully automatic horizontal or vertical form fill and seal equipment.

PRODUCE BAGS

 
NOW Plastics produce bags are available in a wide range of styles and sizes.  We offer laser perforated bags, micro perforated bags and punched hole bags.  These can be manufactured in BOPP or Cast Polypropylene.
 

Types:

  • Rectangular bags
  • Bottom gusseted
  • Side gusseted
  • Wicketted (block haded or bundled)
  • Peel seal
  • Euro slot
  • Half moon corners
  • Scalloped top

Printing:

  • Up to 8 colors flexo 1 or 2 sides

MICRO PERFORATED FILMS

NOW Plastics offers a range of perforation patterns and hole diameters that have been specifically developed to extend the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables by controlling the respiratory rates of the produce.  By creating the ideal modified atmosphere packaging system, you can extend the shelf life of your fresh produce, reduce wastage caused by bruising or dropping, make your point of sale more aplealing and increase your sales.

Packing Options:

  • Co-Ex BOPP 20-50 micron (1-2 mil)
  • 8 colors flexo, half tone or process printing avail.
  • Strip or overalll perforation across web or film

Machinery:

  • Horizontal and Vertical form fill seal equipment

Perforation Patterns:  

  • Perforation patterns per square inch are available in P1, P8, P30, P60 and P160
  • Customized perforation patterns are available
  • Examples of applicaiton of perforation patters
                        P1-Lettuce
                        P8-Fine beans, Sugar snap Peas and Cabbage  
                        P30-Tomatoes, Kiwi and Plums
                        P160-Peaches and Nectarines
 

LASER PERFORATED FILMS

NOW Plastics offers tailor made permeable films for Modified Atmosphere Packaging that has been developed to maintain freshness and extend shelf life of fresh produce.       
 

Packaging Options:

  • Co-Ex BOPP or Cast PP 20-50 micron (1-2 mil) depending on the application
  • Anti fog coated available
  • 8 colors flexok, half tone or process printing
  • Available in bag form   

Machinery:

  • Horizontal and vertical form fill seal equipment     

Examples of some Applications:

  • Prepared Salads
  • Cut or sliced vegetable
  • Fruit
  • Cut Flowers   

Benefits:

  • Extend the shelf life of your produce up to 14 days
  • Reduce waste at the supermarket or home
  • Maintain quality and freshness of your produce
  • Tranport fresh produce over greater distances       

 

PUNCHED HOLE FILMS 

NOW Plastics offers 5, 8 & 10 mm diameter punched hole film which provides higher gas transmissions than micro perforation and enhances product display and presentation as well as extends shelf life. Custom patterns are available on request.

Packaging Options:  

  • Co-Ex BOPP or Cast PP 20-50 micron (1-2 mil)
  • 8 Colors flex, half tone or process printing available depending on the application.

Machinery:

  • Horizontal and vertical form fill seal equipment

Applications:      

  • Tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, onions, peaches, nectarines and grapes  

Benefits:   

  • Enhance visual appearance, superior printing presentation, increase sales, reduce wastage  

NEW SPECIALTY FILMS

 

"NEW" DEGRADABLE BOPP FILM:

This new film is 100 percent degradable while offering the same strength, clarity , sealability and printability as standard BOPP film. When disposed of in a landfill site the film will degrade in the presence of oxygen, heat and stress within 12-24 months and will even degrade in sunlight and wind when dropped as litter. This new degradable BOPP film is substantially cheaper than compostable film (PLA) as well as being
25 percent lighter by weight when comparing the same gauges

"NEW" ANTI BACTERIAL BOPP FILM:

This new film has antibacterial additives substantially reduce the amount of bacteria that can penetrate the package. These additives also eliminate bacterial growth on the film itself.
 

"NEW" HIGH OTR BOPP FILM:

This new film has higher oxygen trasmission rates which greatly enhance the breathablilty of laminated package structures over traditional films
 

 

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