UK pasta sauce company Ragú has packaged its product in RPC Superfos’ SuperLock barrier pack.
Instead of glass, Ragú has used a 400ml pack, supplied to manufacturer Symingtons by RPC Containers Blackburn, for its ambient shelf life of up to 24 months.
The non-shatter container also has a glass-like transparency.
The SuperLock containers combine an oxygen barrier on all surfaces with a membrane seal to ensure an almost non-existent oxygen transmission rate.
The barrier is created using an in-mold labeling technique.
The labels are manufactured using a co-extruded barrier foil and are applied during the injection molding of the containers.
After filling, the containers are sealed with a polypropylene/ethylene vinyl alcohol/polypropylene membrane seal.
RPC says these two processes ensure virtually zero oxygen transmission to provide an ambient shelf life of up to 24 months.
The containers are suitable for hot filling and autoclaving during processing, while being quieter at the filling line than when other are used materials.
The pre-printed labels offer graphic quality and enables manufacturers to produce colorful and intricate designs, which can be applied on the entire container, thereby maximizing its appearance on the shelf.
The clarity and transparency of the containers can incorporate clear sections into the labels for consumers to see the contents inside the containers.
Besides being easy to reclose using a twist-off/screw-on lid, each container is microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.