Nicholl Food Packaging is extending its portfolio once again with the launch of a brand new product. The innovative high barrier compostable vacuum pouches from Plastopil combine sustainability benefits with excellent product preservation and maximum consumer convenience for a wide range of food products including meat, cheese and poultry.

The new Plastopil pouches are manufactured from a unique compostable coextruded high-barrier film, Ecoex HB, which is particularly suitable for vacuum pouches and flowpacks applications. The film provides excellent contact clarity, durability and sealability. Over 70% of the film is made from renewable resources and it confirms to the requirements of EN 13432 for controlled composting.

The new Ecoex HB pouches are the latest addition to a wide range of high performance vacuum pouches from Nicholl. Standard pouches are available in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and barrier levels, enabling them to be tailored to the precise requirements of different products in both retail and foodservice markets.

The packs are easy to handle during the filling process, ensuring fast throughput and excellent sealing properties including sealing through wrinkles.

For the consumer, the film’s strength and lightweight properties provide user-friendly benefits, while an easy-peel option can also be specified. Film grades are available for microwave and boiling to provide the convenience of cook-in-pack.

“The Plastopil pouches are ideal for the convenience sector as they balance the demand for ready-prepared foods with the need to consider a pack’s impact on the environment,” comments Paul Ogiliev, Head of sales

“They are a valuable addition to our range and underline our ability to provide packaging solutions for the widest range of food products.”

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