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The ambient food market consists of extensively diverse product categories running into thousands of food products, from dried fruit and nuts to pasta and spices.

Packaging for this sector is driven by innovation and material solutions that allow ambient food manufacturers to retain quality and sustain longer shelf life for their products. Barrier technology is increasingly being incorporated into ambient food product packaging providing protection against environmental elements such as oxygen, water vapour, aroma, etc.

Increased competition across the sector with challenger brands and an increased number of retailer own brands, requires manufacturers and packaging companies to think outside the box with solutions that enhance pack visuals and create dynamic shelf appeal without compromising on functionality.

FFP Solutions

FFP have a long history of supplying packaging to the ambient sector building long lasting business partnerships. Our technical expertise in barrier films, colour management and print capabilities have enabled us to work with brand owners to enhance their packaging. By using visual and tactile print effects it gives them an edge in a competitive market and at the same time maintains functionality.

With state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing capabilities and a technical team with decades of experience and expertise, we are extremely well positioned to support brands in developing and producing flexible packaging for their ambient products. Our solutions include:

  • Sachets
  • Cold Seal
  • Retortable
  • Recyclable


Sustainability in packaging is increasingly becoming a key requirement for brands and retailers. FFP have responded by developing 100% recyclable solutions that can be collected now through current waste streams and that lend themselves perfectly to the ambient food sector.

Mono Material Recyclable Laminates

Our mono material recyclable laminates are demanding shelf space as they are extremely versatile and can be recycled with carrier bags at supermarkets. Available in reel form, as stand-up pouches or pre-made bags, they offer high barrier solutions where gas flushing is required. These products are strong, flexible and lightweight, providing an exciting alternative for companies looking for a recyclable solution whilst still maintaining functionality and creating vibrant shelf-appeal.

Recyclable Lidding Film

FFP have developed a recyclable lidding film that represents a major development in sustainable packaging. The resealable mono material lidding film, available in either PET or PP, has been designed to be used with a tray of the same material to produce the first mono material resealable pack in the UK to be classified as ‘Recycle’ by OPRL and collected in its entirety through the existing waste collection system.


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