Fresh food market expansion in recent years has prompted the search for new solutions in order to preserve and increase the lifetime of the products at the shelf.
New solutions for packaging within modified atmosphere are developed permanently, in order to maintain the freshness of packaged food over a longer period of time.
Nowdays, the packaging fulfills a multifunctional role in the food industry. Primary functions of packaging include the presentation of the food compositional data, preservation and protection, consumer information and selling of the product. Among the secondary roles may be mentioned reduction of losses, damage and waste for both distributor and buyer, as well as easing the storage, handling and other commercial operations.
Packaging technologies gather in one place a wide range of techniques and materials, with two main objectives: to protect the product and expose it for sale. Thus, packaging has progressed from the functional role to the role of expression, as a result of certain factors such as the purpose to motivate buyers to purchase the product and to give the product an image suitable for sale.
Romcarbon offers a full range of rigid packaging for MAP (modified atmosphere packaging) addressed especially to fresh meat packers. Besides the wide range of types and sizes, the latest technology enables us to achieve both a film in five layers, and to expand three-layers out of five. Thus, we can satisfy the most demanding clients at lower costs than the classic packaging (density in case of expanded layers decreases by 35%). MAP barrier is ensured by the PET packaging or, for more special requirements, by a nine-layers film.
Semi-rigid packaging and nine-layers - are used especially for sliced products. In this case, the thermoforming operation, being easier, is performed by the client. Thus, the product is sold as film.
Co-extruded films in nine-layers is part of a complex modified atmosphere packaging and is taken as a semi-finished product from the Romcarbon’s PET trays section where these film will laminate the PET foil to obtain best barrier for fresh products (bottom sealing).
The PET film laminated with the film co-extruded in nine layers is formed in PET trays for FFS packaging (form-fill-seal) for the sausages, fresh meat, fish, cheese and others. The range of applications is huge due to the possibility offered by our nine-layers technology. We can produce any combination of polymers requested by market.
In addition we can produce and sell Jumbo nine- layers film rolls (500-700 kg) for food packaging printing-houses.