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Retort Packaging Solutions: Custom Packaging


Initially developed for the U.S. Army during the 1950s, retort pouches were designed to replace cans as a lightweight, easy-to-pack, shelf-stable food container. Today, flexible retort packaging is used around the world to package a variety of food products including seafood, beans, meats, and prepared meals. Considered one of the most significant advances in packaging technology, flexible retort packaging from Flair provides the opportunity to replace cans and jars with containers that are easier to use, more consumer friendly, and more environmentally conscious.

Retort pouches are laminated structures designed to withstand thermal processing and provide the shelf-stability of metal cans with a host of advantages.retort pouch

  • Reduced cooking/sterilization times
  • Reduced weight and costs in shipping and warehousing
  • Improved taste
  • Increased shelf life
  • Expanded shapes, graphics, and printing options

A leader in retort pouch technology, Flair's advanced engineering and innovative design groups work with customers to develop packaging solutions that stand up to processing and use, and stand out from the competition.

  • Foil and non-foil (microwaveable) structures
  • Custom packaging designs
  • Convenience features such as spouts, reclosable zippers, easy-open and straight-tear technology
  • Graphic enhancements such as gloss, matte, and partial matte finishes

To learn more about retort pouches from Flair, download our brochure or contact Flair today.

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