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 respiratiory 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 applealing and increase your sales.

Packing Options:

  • Thickness is available 20-50 micron (1-2 mil)
  • Films available are in either high clarity, heat sealable BOPP or CPP
  • 8 colors flexo, 16 half tone or process printing available
  • Strip or overalll perforation across web or film
  • Anti-mist is available upon request

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 (full coverage or full strips)
  • 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

Benifits:

  • Extends shelf life of your produce
  • Makes your point of sale displays more appealing
  • Reduces product waste caused by bruising or dropping
  • Maintains quality and freshness of your produce
  • Increases sales by packaging multiple units together

 

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  
 
    

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