EDV Packaging provides rigid barrier plastic packaging solutions for the food industry. In July 2007, EDV expanded its barrier sheet production capacity at its plant in Llinars del Valles, Spain, by installing a new coextrusion line.

The new high-speed line required an investment of over €3m and was designed to coextrude PP/EVOH/PP sheet with a capacity of 8,000t per year, giving the facility a capacity of 27,000t of barrier sheet per year.

In April 2007, EDV developed a new barrier cup for the launch of ten different varieties of tuna and salmon products for the Heinz Greenseas brand in Australia (EDV previously worked to produce an award-winning soup package for Heinz). The new high barrier cup allows scope for the introduction of new shelf-stable seafood products (products that previously were only packaged in tins or glass).

The new packaging from EDV became very popular as it addressed the growing need for fresh food in portable packaging. The popularity of the packaging led to the product being launched by various companies.

SPC Ardmona of Australia, launched the packaging in March 2007 for its Goulburn Valley brand of fresh fruits. In November 2007, another Australian company, Riviana Foods, launched the packaging for its ready-to-eat pickled vegetables brand Antipasto to Go. In December 2007, EDV launched the cups for Davison Canners for itsthe latter’s fruit compotes range of snacks.

In September 2008, Bernardo Alfageme, a seafood company based in Spain, launched the high barrier cups for its Miau brand, which contains tuna steaks. The cups manufactured for Bernardo Alfageme are hermetically thermosealed using a high-barrier peelable plastic film manufactured by Amcor.

In April 2009, the high barrier cups were launched by Alpina for its Alpina Baby brand. The brand contains ready-to-eat baby’s cereal meals in two varieties. The new packaging provided the perfect alternative to can or glass containers. The size of the cup is designed in such a way that a baby can hold it without any adult supervision.

The unique packaging from EDV has been awardedwon several awards. In 2006, the company was given the Liderpack Award for primary packaging. For the innovative concept of packaging, the company won an award at FPI Awards in 2007. In the category of food, EDV was awarded the WorldStar Award 2008 in May 2009 for its packaging for Heinz. This was the second time EDV had won the award. The company won the award previously in 2006.

The new packaging from EDV became very popular as it addressed the growing need for fresh food in portable packaging. The popularity of the packaging led to the product being launched by various companies.

SPC Ardmona of Australia launched the packaging in March 2007 for its Goulburn Valley brand of fresh fruits. In November 2007, another Australian company, Riviana Foods launched the packaging for its ready-to-eat pickled vegetables brand Antipasto to Go. In December 2007, EDV launched the cups for Davison Canners for the latter’s fruit compotes range of snacks.

“The cups manufactured for Bernardo Alfageme are hermetically thermosealed using a high-barrier peelable plastic film manufactured by Amcor.”

In September 2008, Bernardo Alfageme, a seafood company based in Spain, launched the high barrier cups for its Miau brand, which contains tuna steaks. The cups manufactured for Bernardo Alfageme are hermetically thermosealed using a high-barrier peelable plastic film manufactured by Amcor.

In April 2009, the high barrier cups were launched by Alpina for its Alpina Baby brand. The brand contains ready-to-eat baby’s cereal meals in two varieties. The new packaging provided the perfect alternative to can or glass containers. The size of the cup is designed in such a way that a baby can hold it without any adult supervision.

The unique packaging from EDV has won several awards. In 2006, the company was given the Liderpack Award for primary packaging.

For the innovative concept of packaging, the company won an award at FPI Awards in 2007. In the category of food, EDV was awarded the WorldStar Award in May 2009 for its packaging for Heinz. This was the second time EDV had won the award. The company won the award previously in 2006.

EDV packaging concept

“The new high-speed line required an investment of over €3m.”

Heinz wanted to improve its healthy eating range by providing a convenient container for use ‘on the move’. The single-serve 100g cup provides a long shelf life, resealable injection-moulded lid and an integrated ‘spork’ (plastic disposable combined fork/spoon).

The cups were hermetically thermosealed with a printed aluminium foil along with a decorated sleeve and tamper evident closure.

EDV Packaging also produces a range of cup packaging for diced fresh fruit products in transparent PP/EVOH/PP, 250ml pack formats with spork and recloseable lid for Australia’s SPC Ardmona’s Goulburn Valley brand.

The cup manufactured by EDV for Heinz has a diameter of 89.5mm and a height of 95mm. The capacity of the cup is 330cc.

EDV barrier product features

The new cup owes its success to the EVOH barrier layer to exclude moisture and oxygen, preventing degradation of the product. The system also allows the preservation of taste for up to 18 months after the packaging date when it is stored at an appropriate temperature under good conditions.

The base material also excludes UV light, which can damage the contents and ruin the taste and keeping qualities. The cup also has a reinforced wall structure to resist the retorting sterilisation process (heating) during filling and sealing. The cup is recyclable and has a low unit weight but is extremely resistant to breakage