Bemis develops recloseable, resealable package to reduce food waste

26 June 2015 | News | By Bureau Report

Bemis Co., a global manufacturer of flexible packaging products and pressure-sensitive materials, headquartered in the USA, developed a new BelGioioso Mild Provolone packaging solution using DuPont Selar PA and DuPont Bynel in a resealable package. The package is made up of two individually sealed compartments.

This transformational package provides consumer convenience by allowing the user to easily peel and reseal the package 20 times or more with fingertip pressure. What’s more, the package is perforated which allows the consumer to easily separate the two compartments without using a knife or scissors.

A new packaging solution from Bemis Co. can contribute to reducing some of the 1.3 million tons of food that is lost or wasted around the world annually.

Bemis’ SmartTack EZ Peel Reseal technology allows the individual cheese compartments to be sealed separately, preserving the freshness of the unused portion until opening and reducing food waste – all while creating differentiation at the club store level for BelGioioso Cheese.

“High-performance materials add value to packaging in many ways, but especially in protecting food and keeping food fresher and more appealing longer,” said Yasmin Siddiqi, global packaging relationship manager, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. “As the packaging industry converges on this global issue, more and more solutions like this resealable system will be required.”

DuPont Selar PA was selected for improved formability and puncture resistance and Bynel was selected for its performance as a “tie layer” to help bond dissimilar materials.

Bemis won a Silver Award in the 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation last week, demonstrating excellence in the Enhanced User Experience criteria.

Judges for the 27th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation said this entry delivers on its promise to provide convenience, value and freshness. “BelGioioso Club Store package with Bemis SmartTack EZ Peel Reseal technology is a real breakthrough in terms of packaging science and innovation,” said Jane Skelton, head of Print and Packaging, Sainsbury, U.K., speaking as a representative of the 2015 DuPont Awards judging panel. “These club-sized, dual packages can be easily separated for storage and use. And, due to the resealable technology, the cheese stays fresh after multiple openings, avoiding food waste.”

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