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Karlville develops Flexible Pouches supply chain for HPP toll manufacturers and brand owners
Miami Florida – 02/27/17
Karlville, a leading global manufacturer in the Flexible Packaging industry, has created a team to develop the supply chain of flexible sp
outed pouches for HPP (High Pressure processing).
Rigid plastic containers have been the primary packaging solution for this type of application. Being the HPP market a skyrocketing segment driven by consumer’s demand for fresher healthier food and understanding the advantage of flexible pouches, we are confident of the future.
As of now, our team, comprised of members from Karlville and Hyperbaric, has successfully completed first step of the project and qualified 1.2 L, ½ gal. and 1 gal. pouches, aiming to support demand for wholesale and food service markets. Pouches were submitted to process abuse test (3 cycles of 3 mins each) at 87 000 psi (6bars) and leaking test with positive results.
A handful of customers are currently conducting shelf-life testing. We are excited about initial acceptance of this new packaging option. We will continue developing the supply chain and include new sizes of single serve pouches for HPP.