Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, launched a new ClearGuard™ portfolio of flexible packaging.
According to the announcement, ClearGuard structures provide an alternative to aluminum foil or metalized films. The packaging has also been proven to meet or exceed barrier requirements for a variety of growing product categories, including meat snacks, nuts, trail mixes, snack and nutrition bars, cookies and crackers.
The packaging also offers several additional benefits, including printing and laminating including matte and glossy finish options; flex crack resistance and durability; speed to market via Sonoco’s proprietary TEMPO™ Accelerated Shelf Life Modeling; and a competitive value to other clear or opaque film alternatives.
Marcy Thompson, Sonoco’s VP of marketing & innovation, commented:
“Shoppers want to see the product inside the package, so for products like trail mix, granola and jerky, the challenge is providing transparent packaging while still protecting freshness and quality. ClearGuard packaging has exceptionally low oxygen and water vapor transmission rates to protect the food inside and preserve its shelf life.”
The company is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately USD 5.0 billion, it has 20,800 employees working in more than 300 facilities in 35 countries. Sonoco is one of the largest producers of uncoated recycled paperboard in the United States and Canada, producing more than 1 million tons annually from 11 mills.