StePac to present new lines of fresh packaging solutions

9 February 2018 (Last Updated February 9th, 2018 10:03)

UK-based packaging firm StePac has revealed plans to unveil new fresh packaging solutions at Fruit Logistica event to be held in Berlin, Germany, this year.

StePac to present new lines of fresh packaging solutions
Xgo new high-clarity MA/MH films for flow pack. Credit: PRNewsfoto/StePac.

UK-based packaging firm StePac has revealed plans to unveil new fresh packaging solutions at Fruit Logistica event to be held in Berlin, Germany, this year.

In addition to the Xgo modified atmosphere (MA) and modified humidity (MH) films, StePac also intends to present other Xgo retail packaging formats.

StePac technical development manager Gary Ward said: “We’re very excited to be presenting novel high-clarity, aesthetically pleasing, MA/MH films with easy seal properties, suitable for flow packing fresh fruits and vegetables in retail packaging format.

“Both the MA and MH properties of the Xgo films are customised to the produce and the prevailing supply chain conditions and help preserve quality and freshness all the way from the pack house to the final consumer.”

“Both the MA and MH properties of the Xgo films are customised to the produce and the prevailing supply chain conditions and help preserve quality and freshness all the way from the pack house to the final consumer.

“The ability to manipulate not only the MA properties but also the water vapour transmission rate and hence the modified humidity in films used for automated packing is a first in the fresh produce industry.”

StePac’s product line-up will include Xgo preformed bags, which has been designed by the company for manual packing, which is claimed to extend the shelf life of both whole and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.

The new Xgo standing pouches are also designed in a Grab-N-Go retail packaging format and engineered to provide extended shelf life.

The Xgo Lidding film can be customised according to the specifications for a variety of produce packed in either PET or PP trays.

StePac noted that its new re-sealable Xgo lidding film is specifically designed for PET trays.