Canning packaging can be dangerous because of the sharp edges and can also be detrimental to the end users health. Therefore a new form of packaging, Retort bags, replaced the traditional packaging style.
Retort bags are available in a custom retort bag or stock retort bag selection as we here at Swiss Pac produce contemporary retort bags. In place of traditional canning methods, an option such as a retort bag is chosen as it fulfills the same and even better purpose as your usual canning packaging, but is far more flexible. Swiss Pac makes use of the rotogravure system and is capable of utilizing up to 9 different colours’ for printing.
Foods which are commonly inserted in retort bags include the following;
- Organic foods
- Organic baby foods
- Pet food
- Fresh produce
Retort bags are easily transported because of the retort bags’ convenience. A wider option for promotional packaging is made available as retort bags can be packed in numerous ways on the shelves. Retort bags have become so popular that it has replaced the traditional way of packaging. Retort bags are convenient for packing as they do not consume too much space.
Some retort bags can be seen as a stand up pouch as it has a bottom gusset. A more secure way to transport liquid substances would be a retort bag package option as it’s more resistant to breaking than glass is. Retort bags can be manufactured with various plastic forms to improve the durability of retort bags and prevent leakages occurring. A retort bag goes through a complete process whereby micro-organisms are removed from the retort bag ensuring longer shelf life. No modifications such as zippers can be added to the retort bag due to the extreme temperature levels, which the retort bag proceeds through when undergoing the manufacturing process.