Zip-Pak(, a leader in resealable packaging materials and machinery, will launch Vector™, a resealable matrix, at PACK EXPO International 2012. Vector provides an easy-to-close option-the closure is self-sealing, allowing consumers to easily reseal it without exact alignment of the opposing segments. Vector can be integrated into existing packaging lines with only minor modifications to machinery.

“At Zip-Pak, we recognize the need to balance innovation and practicality,” says Robert E. Hogan, director, global marketing at Zip-Pak. “Our new Vector resealable matrix will address the industry’s need for a self-sealing, easy-to-use closure that can be rapidly incorporated into the manufacturing lines of brand owners, retailers, and converters for a broad range of products.”

The unique design allows Vector to be used as a mated fastener for conventional applications and its ability to mate to itself will advance Zip-Pak’s new packaging concepts that require a self-sealing closure, including Pour & Lok™ and Zip360™.

Pour & Lok is a closure that allows a product to be poured from the side gusset of a package, making it a consumer convenience enhancement for a range of dry goods in large format pouches. Unique to Zip-Pak and its machinery partners, Pour & Lok can be pre-applied using Inno-Lok™ equipment and can run on standard vertical form fill seal (VFFS) machines with a simple side gusset modification.

From cookies and crackers to cereal, pet food and fertilizer, the Zip360 is a wide-mouth pouch format that features a Vector resealable matrix around the entire opening to enable easy access to contents and simple closure. With space for graphics around the entire surface area of the pouch, Zip360 also maximizes the point-of-purchase impact.

Zip-Pak’s booth will also feature an area devoted to Zipbox®. A revolutionary package format, Zipbox combines the structural benefits of traditional cartons with the convenience and resealability of flexible pouches. Ideal for cereals, snacks, baking supplies, pet treats, and powdered and granular products, Zipbox eliminates the need to transfer contents to a separate container, keeping marketing messages in front of the consumer to the last use.

See Zip-Pak at PACK EXPO International 2012, October 28-31, at booth #2002.