100% Pure New Zealand is the country’s long-standing marketing slogan. And Best Berries are growers and suppliers of 100% pure fresh strawberries and raspberries in New Zealand.

Best Berries required a fully printed reclose lidding film with macro ventilation holes for their APET 250-gram and 454-gram punnets of strawberries and it had to be suited to their requirements for supply to the New Zealand and overseas markets. The punnets needed to have a tamper-evident seal from the point of packing through to the consumer first opening the pack.

The company chose K-Reseal from global flexible KM Packaging, a lidding film range that can be repeatedly opened and resealed to the tray.

One of the challenges of this project was that Best Berries’ tray sealing machinery settings had no waste film allowance between each lid, on a four-across tooling layout. After the successful eye mark trial, KM supplied the fully-printed order and shipped it by a combination of air and sea to coincide with the start of the customer’s picking season.

“Our customers were interested in reclose lidding options. KM Packaging were able to provide the solution,” said Boman Zakari, owner of Best Berries. “Our customers are happy with the packing innovation. And it really looks great. It has been an excellent experience working with KM. The team are very helpful and try their best to provide solutions to any problems.”

The lidding film offers the added advantage of being a mono laminate PET, which matches the tray, ensuring that the whole pack is designed for recyclability. It seals to rPET, APET and CPET trays, and options include mono-material, antifog, and high barrier.

About KM Packaging
At KM Packaging, we deliver reliable packaging solutions for the produce, ambient, chilled and frozen convenience food markets as well as for confectionery and snacks. Offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of lidding films available on the global market today, we work closely with customers to find the right packaging solution to ensure their products are protected, presented, and preserved.