ICPG works with companies to select the ideal retort food packaging materials for their application.
Retort packaging produced from rigid multi-layer plastic barrier structures offers an excellent alternative to cans or glass jars for shelf-stable applications. In the retort food packaging process, the food product is deposited into a barrier container, sealed, then processed in a multi-batch steam or water vessel, cooking the food product at a specified temperature over time in order to sterilize the food within the package.
● Pet food
● Baby food
● Soups & stews
● Microwavable meals
● Cut fruit & vegetables
● Blended polypropylene for stiffness, impact and high heat resistance
● Customized barrier specifications
● Retort shock mitigation
● Clear and Opaque structures
● Multi-layer coextrusion
● Symmetrical & asymmetrical structures
As the packaging industry continues to evolve, there are a number of choices and specific polymers that are suitable for rigid retort food packaging. As you determine the best material for your application, there are certain considerations to take into account. You want a material that can meet the rigors of retort processing while remaining sustainable and cost-effective. For retort processed foods, it is critical to ensure and maintain container integrity in order to maximize shelf-life requirements while utilizing the appropriate level of barrier protection.
If you’re looking for the ideal solution, ICPG can help. We offer a range of high-quality materials for the packaging industry, including our sustainable, recyclable XPP with patent-pending Re-Imagined Barrier (RE-BA) technology, improving the ability to recycle our advanced polypropylene solutions and maximize sustainability.
Looking for the perfect packaging solution for your applications? A material solutions expert at ICPG can help you determine the best fit polymer for your needs.
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