Flexible frozen product packaging solutions for frozen foods
The Frozen Food Packaging sector is one of the fastest growing retail food categories and this growth is set to continue. In fact, combined retail and food service frozen food sales are expected to exceed £10bn by 2025.
Technological advances and innovation have transformed the sector and dispelled old fashioned stereo types associated with frozen food. Consumers can now enjoy a home version of trendsetting restaurant dishes and with people now experiencing busier life styles, reaching for a healthy, convenient and delicious meal from the freezer seems to be an attractive proposition when time is limited. Freezer foods can also have a huge impact on reducing food waste and in turn carbon emissions.
Frozen Food Packaging Solutions
Constantia FFP have many years’ experience in producing high quality frozen food packaging and will work with you to select the correct films and barriers to meet your product’s requirements. A significant advantage to using flexible packaging for frozen product packaging is the weight and space saving it can provide. Flexible packaging can take up far less space in the freezer than a rigid container and can also offer the benefit of a reclose function which is ideal for convenience and portion control.
Frozen Food Packaging Range
As one of the leading frozen food packaging suppliers in the market, Constantia FFP can provide the following solutions for the frozen food sector:
Flexible packaging represents significant benefits to the environment when used for frozen foods, such as lightweighting, packaging reduction and a potential reduction in food waste.
Constantia FFP have developed recyclable frozen product packaging solutions that can be used in frozen applications such as our mono material laminates which can be recycled with carrier bags at supermarkets and can be supplied as pouches, pre-made bags, sachets and film on a reel. They can be supplied with a zip of the same material to address resealability without compromising on recyclability and can be provided with a high barrier. Our recyclable laminates run smoothly and efficiently on packing lines with no need for capital investment and modifications.
Frozen Food Categories
Constantia FFP have many years’ experience in producing high quality flexible packaging for frozen foods and can support your packaging requirements in a wide range of categories including:
Chips & Potato Packaging
Our recyclable laminates provide a flexible packaging solution that is available in a range of formats and can be recycled by returning to store.
Meat & Poultry Packaging
We offer a range of recyclable flexible packaging solutions that can be used in the freezer and are ideally suited to meat and poultry.
Our recyclable packaging solutions for fish and seafood are available in a range of formats including pre-made pouches & bags and film-on-a-reel.
Party Food Packaging
We can offer a range of sustainable packaging solutions that can be resealed, providing consumers with portion control and convenience.
Ready Meal Packaging
We have decades of experience in supplying high temperature flexible packaging that is suitable for ovenable or microwaveable applications.
Fruit & Veg Packaging
With onsite pouch-making capabilities, we can provide lightweight, recyclable pre-made bags and pouches or film-on-a-reel that can be recycled now.
Ice Cream and Dessert Packaging
Our recyclable pre-made pouches, lidding films and film-on-a-reel can provide you with a versatile and sustainable packaging solution for Ice-Creams and Desserts.
We can supply recyclable and fully printable film-on-a-reel that will run on your own machines to produce the packaging format that you require.
Vegetarian & Vegan Packaging
Our sustainable packaging solutions offer versatility both in terms of packaging format, print quality and finishes we can apply to make your brand really stand out.
Can frozen food packaging be recycled?
Yes, Constantia FFP can supply mono material laminates that are ideal for use in frozen food applications and can be recycled by returning to supermarkets (as classified by OPRL).
Can you reseal frozen food packaging?
Yes, there are various ways to provide a reseal function on frozen food packaging such as reseal zips. Constantia FFP can provide an all-PE laminate with a PE zip that aids portion control and provides outstanding consumer convenience, whilst maintaining the recyclable credentials of the packaging.
What types of frozen food packaging do you offer?
Constantia FFP can offer frozen food packaging in a range of formats. These include lightweight pre-made pouches and bags, lidding film for products such as ready meals and party snacks and film on a reel that will run on your own machines to produce the packaging format that you require.
What is your minimum order quantity for frozen food packaging?
This varies as it depends on many factors, such as pouch/bag size, material specification, barrier requirements, print etc. However, as a rough guide we would say 60,000 pre-made pouches or bags per design and 200kg of material for film-on-a-reel.
Do you offer frozen food packaging that is suitable for oven or microwave cooking?
Yes, we can offer packaging that is suitable for the freezer and is also microwaveable or ovenable.
Where is your frozen food packaging made?
All of our packaging is manufactured onsite at our Northamptonshire facility.
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