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Meat and fish

Promote and protect your product’s quality.

When it comes to meat and fish, your customers expect the highest quality. Sonoco’s resealable plastic packaging keeps meat and fish fresh on the shelf, even after it’s first opened. Meanwhile, our in-mould labeling (IML) process helps you convey the high quality of your product and your brand.

PermaSafe® barrier packaging

Think of PermaSafe® barrier packaging as the next-generation tin can: a cutting-edge solution that provides maximum product protection and freshness. PermaSafe packaging is manufactured using injection-moulding technology. It is virtually impermeable to oxygen and water vapor, which ensures longer shelf life. Perfect for all processed foods, including sterilised and pasteurised foods traditionally packed in glass or tinplate, it’s convenient, lightweight, easy to open and resealable -- and it looks great on the shelf.

Its revolutionary combination of in-mould labeling, sealing properties and injection moulding opens a range of possibilities for our customers’ product concepts and applications.

PermaSafe packaging is stackable and requires 80% less shelf space than metal cans. Thanks to the specially formulated plastic material, PermaSafe containers are shatterproof and up to 90% lighter than conventional glass jars.

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Barrier In-Mould Labeling (IML)

Sonoco’s plastic consumer packaging is injection moulded using an in-mould labeling (IML) technique. This technique guarantees maximum freedom of design, showcasing your brand’s visual strategy while standing out on the shelf. Our IML packaging offers:

  • Shelf appeal – access superior graphics and branding via a label that covers more of your packaging’s surface area
  • Protection – Tests have shown a dramatically reduced water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) compared to standard monolayer polypropylene packaging 
  • Strength – the robust structure will survive the retort process
  • Efficiency – Choose a nestable design for supply chain optimization
  • Simplicity – IML packaging offers a high barrier delivered via a monolayer structure
  • Convenience – Lightweight and easy to open, IML packaging is ideal for on-the-go consumers

In-mould labeling is available for all our plastic consumer packaging, withstanding the rigorous filling and storing methods for pasteurised, heat-sterilised and frozen foods.


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