Canadian Packaging

Cryovac Grip and Tear Bag Makes Opening Package a Cinch


April 14, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Packaging introduces a range of bags that combine the superior shrink, toughness, oxygen-barrier properties and complete seal expected from a Cryovac vacuum shrink bag with the addition of an easy-open feature.

Easily opened by pulling a tab, the Cryovac Grip and Tear bag’s knifeless design eliminates the mess created when opening some bags, and keeps fingers, counters and utensils clean. Not having to touch the product and safety from not using knives were key benefits cited by the participants in a series of consumer focus groups, as well as how truly easy the easy-open feature is to use.

The new Cryovac Grip and Tear bag is ideal for use with a variety of non-abrasive applications and features enhanced toughness, delivering better performance under normal handling through distribution. The bag can be used for processed meats, cheeses and a variety of fresh red meats, such as roasts.

For processors, the Cryovac Grip and Tear bag doesn’t require any new equipment investment and can be used with existing Cryovac rotary chamber vacuum systems. The endseal bag ranges from 31/2- to 18-inches wide and six- to 48-inches long, while the side-seal bag ranges from three- to 14-inches wide and six- to 24-inches long.

Depending on the orientation of the bag, the easy-open notch is located in the center of the bag or 2 inches from the end of the bag.

For more information about the Cryovac Grip and Tear bag, call 1-800-845-3456  or visit www.gripandtear.com.