Global packaging company Sonoco has expanded its ClearGuard flexible packaging range to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products.
The newly introduced product line will be able to endure hot fill and retort cooking processes.
Sonoco marketing director Pete Gioldasis said: “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 fitment pouches that perform in hot fill or retort processing conditions.”
The company noted that ClearGuard packaging protects the food inside and preserves its shelf life due to its low oxygen and water vapour transmission rates.
The packaging can be used as an alternative to aluminium foil or metalised films.
ClearGuard liquid pouch has demonstrated its effectiveness for multiple growing product categories and can fulfil the demands of the retort process, which involves high pressure and temperature levels.
ClearGuard packaging is also said to provide improved flex crack resistance and durability, as well as matte and gloss finish options.
Sonoco will display the new transparent packaging along with its new PromoPeel integrated label technology at the Global Pouch Forum in Miami.