The lasercut technology, which has been patented by A. Hatzopoulos SA, confers easy-to-tear capabilities upon a wide variety of pack morphologies in numerous product segments (stand-up pouches, sticks etc). Easy tear technology is a rather useful marketing tool for a wide range of products, such as coffee, juice, dressings, cosmetics, personal hygiene prodycts etc. Scoring can have either machine or transverse direction and takes place scoring during reel slitting.
We are all familiar with sliced dairy and meat products, whose package is sealed by an upper film. Nowadays, these top or upper lid films, which are applied on rigid and semi-rigid thermoformed blisters, allow the reclosing of package for up to 10 times, thanks to their innovative technology. This solution maintains the slices fresh and allows customers to consume gradually the product.
Single- and multi-layer materials (low- and high-barrier, respectively) are utilised; both-sided and X-Code printing. HD+ flexo printing is normally requisite while gravure printing is utilised for premium product lines.
As suppliers to the largest multinational companies and brand owners within the confectionery field, consumer behaviour and preference trends are closely monitored and packaging solutions are adapted accordingly. Single- and multi-layer materials are requisite while both HD+ flexo or rotogravure printing are applied, with cold seal and matte lacquer in registration.
Baked Goods and Cookies
Ultra-high-quality printed films for VFFS and HFFS packing lines, including wicketed bags. Through the selection of high barrier materials we achieve maximum product protection.
The preservation of flavours, aromas and consistency in dry nuts, dehydrated foods and beverages, sauces, ready meals, spices, condiments and food additives requires use of high-barrier laminates. HD+ flexo printing is normally requisite; rotogravure is utilised for premium product lines. Opaque, semi-transparent and transparent films are used to enhance aesthetic appeal/marketability.
We offer solutions that ensure freshness and flavour preservation in combination with usability via use of duplex or higher-order laminates in a broad series of morphologies and sizes.
Packaging materials suitable for mechanical resistance, usability and ultra-high-quality printing. For frozen vegetables low permeability against light is crucial to prevent surface deterioration. HD+ flexo printing combines high-quality end-results and affordability and is normally utilised.
Coffee and Hot Bevarages
Coffee beans/ground coffee, coffee pods, capsules and instant coffee granules require high barriers towards moisture, oxygen and light, whilst simultaneously preservation of aromas is paramount. Triplex high-barrier film structures (Alu-containing or Alu-free) are normally utilised in a diverse array of morphologies (stabilo, quad/doy pack, stickpacks, brick, vacuum).
Dairy and Meat Products
For this ultra-sensitive product category we suggest flexible packaging materials that ensure airtight weld sealing, low permeability towards gasses/moisture, transparency/high clarity, mechanical resistance and integrity preservation at near-zero temperatures; three- or five-layer laminates are normally utilized either as top-web films or for the construction of pillow packs.
Stickpacks can constitute the ultimate solution for a wide range of applications, such as solid and liquid food packaging, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics/personal hygiene products. By transforming the product presentation and morphology, an alteration in functionality/usability and overall consumer experience is achieved. At the same time, laser perforation confers easy-open capability on the laminated films.