Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.), Marlton, N.J., and MULTIVAC, Kansas City, Mo., joined forces to launch Snapsil easy-open portion packs.
Developed by Australian-based Snapsil Corp., the Snapsil semi-rigid container features a patented audible “snap-opening” function that allows consumers to open the package with one hand.
Snapsil portion packs will be produced on the MULTIVAC thermoforming packaging machines. The snap-opening function is integrated in the lower web of the thermoformed pack. There is no requirement for any type of perforation of the film in the opening area of the portion pack; this provides unrestricted barrier properties for package contents.
T.H.E.M. will support the Snapsil partnership with product evaluation, testing and contract packaging services. The first Snapsil production lines will be commercially operational at T.H.E.M.’s FDA-registered contract packaging and development facility in Marlton, N.J., later this year.
With a comprehensive array of configurations, the package is suitable for a number of branded food.