Dynamic and functional packaging for Ambient foods
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 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:
- Stand-up pouches
- Pre-made bags
- Resealable packaging
- Lidding film
- Flow wrap
- Cold Seal
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.
FFPE is an all PE laminate which can be recycled with carrier bags at supermarkets and supplied as pouches, pre-made bags, sachets and film on a reel. It can be supplied with a PE zip to address resealability without compromising on recyclability and provided with high barrier, running smoothly on packing lines with no need for capital investment and modifications.
We have also developed ‘Esterseal’ a resealable PET lidding film that has been designed to be used with a PET tray to produce the first resealable pack in the UK to be classified as Recyclable by OPRL and collected in its entirety through the pots, tubs and trays kerbside collection system. Esterseal can also be supplied with up to 50% recycled content and an EVOH barrier.