RPC bpi protect, a unit of RPC Group, has introduced a new two-compartment re-sealable bag, X-Dual Seal.
The new flexible packaging, with a hermetic seal on the outside and a burst peel on the inside, is designed to provide extended shelf-life and easy integration into production lines for end-users and manufacturers across a range of markets including both food and non-food markets.
RPC said that the new packaging allows end users to ‘pop’ the inside seal by applying force to one compartment prior to mixing the contents together.
For food applications, the packaging eliminates the need to handle the contents, while accurate portion control is made easy by the compartments.
Additionally, the packaging allows end-users to keep the products together or separate depending on whichever is more beneficial to the food shelf-life.
The firm said in a statement: “One key benefit is the extended shelf-life that the X-Dual Seal enables with its novel format.”
For manufacturers, the X-Dual Seal eliminates the need for application of an additional strip of material, which can hinder the hermetic seal.
Requiring little-to-no modifications, the packaging allows creation of burst peel by a lower temperature to reduce the amount of film required between products, thus removing the need for complicated tear-lines.
RPC bpi protect sales director Sue Mohan said: “The X-Dual Seal is a new product that we believe will prove to be a real success across different markets.
“Besides its extended shelf-life and portion control benefits, a key part of its appeal is how fun it is to pop the burst peel – we feel this experiential aspect makes a real difference to X-Dual Seal and delivers an exciting new pack format for manufacturers.”
RPC said that the X-Dual Seal and similar products are expected to contribute to portion control and reduce household waste in England.