Canadian Packaging

Stand-up packaging a Schur thing

The film offers excellent printability and high mechanical strength throughout the the packaging process


June 19, 2019
Canadian Packaging

Founded in 1981 under the former Communist regime in Poland, family-owned mushroom processing company Jantex Group has overcome a plethora of serious challenges
to its growth along the way of becoming one of the country’s leading mushroom products—today exporting its high-quality products across Western Europe and North America.

Driven by the company’s self-styled mantra of slogan “Be the first and be the better,” the company has thrived in recent years through relentless product innovation that recently resulted in market launch of a novel convenience food concept: a unique combination of selected mushrooms combined with the nutritional values of rice and buckwheat in fully-recyclable packaging providing outstanding shelf impact and brand differentiation at the POS (point-of-sale) stage.

After a diligent search for a viable packaging solution, the company settled on the Schur Star stand-up bag packaging offered by the globally-operating Schur Star Systems group of companies. Consisting of a Schur Star Packaging Machine and pre-made Schur Star Bags linked together on a unique string to ensure a smooth and flexible packaging process, the Schur Star Concept not only provided Jantex with superior barrier properties to protect the delicate aroma of the mushrooms, but also to act as a home storage container for unused product.

Using stand-up pouches constructed of transparent flexor-printed CPP (cast polypropylene) film to achieve the required gloss and stiffness, the single-substrate bags do not require any separation after use—making the fully recyclable in most conventional waste streams. Moreover, the film offers excellent printability and high mechanical strength throughout the the packaging process, according to Schur Star, along with quick changeovers between bag size, bag construction and product variety that require only a few minutes.


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