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Sonoco introduces new portfolio of clear barrier flexible packaging

Sonoco has launched the ClearGuard packaging, which can be used as a substitute to aluminum foil or metalized films.

The ClearGuard portfolio of flexible packaging is designed to offer improved barrier properties for product protection.

Sonoco said that the ClearGuard packaging can meet or exceed barrier requirements for a variety of growing product categories, including meat snacks, nuts, trail mixes, snack and nutrition bars, cookies and crackers. 

Ideal for many pet food offerings, including baked, dehydrated, freeze dried and moist food and treats, the ClearGuard solution provides an alternative to aluminum foil or metalized films.

Sonoco marketing and innovation vice-president Marcy Thompson said: “Shoppers want to see the product inside the package, so for products like trail mix, granola and jerky, the challenge is providing transparent packaging while still protecting freshness and quality.

“ClearGuard packaging has exceptionally low oxygen and water vapor transmission rates to protect the food inside and preserve its shelf life.”

Additionally, the ClearGuard packaging offers printing and laminating including matte and glossy finish options as well as superior flex crack resistance and durability.

It also offers speed to market via Sonoco’s proprietary TEMPO Accelerated Shelf Life Modeling as well as competitive value to other clear or opaque film alternatives.

Sonoco is a provider of a consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services.

Employing 20,000 people, the firm has more than 300 operations in 33 countries.