New wave of closures extends flexible's Impact
- The 12-pound stand-up pouch's high-gauge polyethylene film, and a zipper, from Zip-Pak, Manteno, Ill., work together to provide moisture barrier and carrying strength. Kristen Gates, Church & Dwight Brand Manager for Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, says consumers worry about moisture barrier on a larger package.
- "Evacuation ports"—or perforations—along the zipper tracks create channels through which the product falls back into the package. That prevents clogs and zipper malfunction.
- The slider, from Pactiv Corp., Lake Forest, Ill., provides a measure of brand security.
- In order to open the polyethylene-film package, consumers have to break open a tamper-evident membrane seal just below the slider track.
- Brakebush, a Westfield, Wis., marketer, wanted visual impact inside the freezer case. The glossy film gets the stand-up pouch noticed through the clouded freezer door.
- Nestle Purina PetCare gets a tamper-evident, airtight-seal closure that preserves product freshness
- The zipper works together with another value-added feature on the bag. A front-panel perforation near the top of the bag provides easier opening and quicker access to the zipper. In the store, this perforation alerts consumers to whether the bag was previously opened.
Where to go for more information...
|*Reseable zipper packaging systems. At Zip-Pak, contact Bob Hogan at 630.215.7735 or firstname.lastname@example.org |
* Zipper systems. At Presto Products, contact Tom Winter at 920.738.1747 or email@example.com
* Slider closure systems. At Pactiv, contact Larry Rebodos at 847.482.2288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Personal care items (cotton swabs, barrettes, cotton balls)
- Feminine hygiene products
- Hot chocolate
- Chips and pretzels ("all those things I have to clip")
- Hot dogs
- Pancake mix
- Brown sugar
- Baking soda