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Ready-to-serve meals

Offer your customers the convenience, ease and food protection they require.

People’s lifestyles are busier than ever, and convenience is key when it comes to a lunch eaten at the office or a quick dinner at home. Packaging that conveys accessibility and convenience attracts busy consumers who are short on time and require an easy and intuitive solution. Sonoco’s packaging can be tailored to fit your product, process, merchandising and consumer objectives. 

Our plastic packaging provides the heat and water resistance necessary for demanding filling processes. We have the capability to offer advanced technologies such as thin walls, near-zero draft, robotics, high-speed machinery and in-mold labeling (IML) in food-grade manufacturing facilities.

PermaSafe® barrier packaging

PermaSafe® barrier packaging 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. And PermaSafe is right in line with the trend toward single-serving, ready-to-eat meals. The packaging is microwave-compatible and ideal for meals away from home.

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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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