Retort Pouch for ready to eat foods

What is retort pouch, how to select a right retort pouch for your ready to eat foods. What innovation like additional features in retort pouch ? How to make use of retort pouches?
By: Tommy CY YU
 
 
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Retort Pouches
Ready To Eat Foods Packaging
Flexible Packaging
Retortable Bags
Laminating Retort Bags

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Industrial
• Flexible packaging

Location:
Hong Kong

Sept. 8, 2010 - PRLog -- Retort pouches represent a tremendous opportunity for flexible packaging to displace cans and bottles. Foods packaged in cans are often over-cooked during the canning process. A retort pouch provides all the protection while delivering a better-tasting product. In Europe and Asia, where retort pouches have been common for years, packagers love its portability and minimal storage requirements.

Ready to eat food is being very popular in our modern life, especially in big city where peoples use mircrowave re-heating is being their neccessary part of daily life. As a food manufacturer, it is easy to cook the food, however how can pack it and store it properly on shelf without short-life expired ? How can keep the quality of food fresh for a certain of period ? What packaging should be used ?

Retort pouch which also called as flexbile canned food packaging. It is labor reduction over canning, not some inherent feature of the pouch.Packed food can be retorted sterilization at 110℃ or 121℃ for 25 to 30 minutes. To some cases, 131 degree C is applied. Retorted products can be standed in ambient condition, frozen is not need. Consumer friendly because it is ready to eat once the package is opened or reheat the whole packing for hot taking. Flexible packaging can be taken as the most effective way of cost saving because shipped weight can be highly reduced.

What laminated material should be used for retort pouches ? In general, it depend on your application, high barrier retort pouch need foil base, it made use of 4 ply such as PET/NY/AL/RCPP, RCPP is the retort grade of CPP, if transparent retort pouch required, 2 ply such as NY/RCPP is commonly used. Another expensive but user-friendly material is being very hot in the retort pouches application, it is Alox PET or SiOx PET coating film which replace foil barrier but offer the alternative high barrier layer for the pouch, user-friendly pouches thank to its transparent laminated material which the whole package food can be microwaveable.

Not only material is important, an experienced packaging converter are also critical to the success of the retort pouches. Ink, adhesive, curing time and bag making......are all critical know-how to the success of retort pouch.

Lastly, user-practise is also important. Qualifed pouch is still outcome bag brusting. If you have a experienced packaging supplier, they should tell you how to handle well about the retort pouches under your communication.

Tommy CY Yu Founder of Li Pack Corporation Ltd www.lipackhk.com

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Specialize in flexible packaging bags or roll stock, manufacturing base in China, ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and ISO 22000 certified. Major in food packaging as well as pet food bags. New products are flat bottom bags, quad-seal bags, retort bags, spout pouches.
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