Freshseal film packaging now available in North America

June 27, 2016

Freshseal, a pack format for tomato, berry and fresh produce packing is now available in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The packaging technology offers a means of transitioning into film sealed punnets and trays from clam shell or flow wrapped packs, according to a Packaging Automation press release.

Packaging Automation and Crawford Provincial launch Freshseal packaging. Photo: Packaging Automation.
Freshseal packaging is now available in North America. Photo: Packaging Automation

Freshseal includes the supply of base punnets or trays, film and a heat sealing machine. Options for different tray materials include plastic, board, foil and compostable board.  Films can be pre-printed with branding and images and can also be offered in a resealable specification as well as micro perforations,  the company said.

In addition use by and sell by dates can be printed onto the film at the point of sealing. All Freshseal packaging formats can be sealed on the same machine on the packaging line, the company said. All of the machines are fully electric and operate without the need for compressed air, Packaging Automation said.

Full packing lines can be specified and installed to include tray denesting, conveyoring, tray filling, film sealing including modified atmosphere packing (MAP) facilities, according to the company. Foil tray sealing as well as plastic tray sealing can be accommodated on all machines as standard.

Freshseal is provided by Crawford Provincial of London, Ontario in Canada with machinery from the heat sealing specialists Packaging Automation of Knutsford, Cheshire in England.