Ampac has produced a new format of packaging designed to compete with vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) bags for single-use snack foods.
The E-Z SnackPak is a flexible tetrahedron (four-sided pyramid) shape. When the top is opened the three standing sides fold down to create a tray, which allows sweet and savoury snacks to be shared with ease. The four-sided design adds robustness to the packages and they be fitted together in a geometrical formation, which minimises unused space in transit and at the point of sale.
Ampac's new concept does not have the side seals used in VFFS snack packages, which means it uses 25% less material. It can be supplied either with or without a barrier for rotogravure, flexographic, or high-definition flexographic printing.
Sal Pellingra, vice president of innovation and technology at Ampac, says: 'This unique and innovative package is a true differentiator and transforms the traditional snacking experience into a consumer delight. Its shape, ease of opening and transformation into a serving tray, displays creative functionality, and supports on-the-go lifestyles.'
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