Sonoco, a global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services, has expanded its popular ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products that are able to withstand the rigors of the hot fill and retort cooking processes.
Pete Goldani’s, director of marketing at Sonoco, said, “With growing demand from consumers for transparency, not just with ingredients and labeling, but also with a desire to actually see what they are buying, ClearGuard offers brands a way to satisfy their customers, without sacrificing quality. We’re able to deliver both presentation and protection. Our ClearGuard portfolio of structures has already helped multiple customers achieve success with applications like trail mix, jerky and snack bars. And with this latest technical development, we’re now able to expand the portfolio to include highly engineered structures capable of withstanding more demanding applications, like fermented pouches that perform in hot fill or retort processing conditions.”
The new ClearGuard liquid pouch option meets or exceeds barrier and shelf-life requirements for a variety of growing product categories and can stand up to the demands of the retort process involving high pressure and high temperatures.
Brands and consumers will be benefited from Clearage packaging that has exceptionally laminating with superior flex crack resistance and durability; printing, including matte and gloss finish options; and a competitive value to other clear or opaque film alternatives.
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