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Laser Score

Our people can be fanatic about science — we love lasers! We operate multiple facilities that can laser score and perforate various products, including lightweight polyethylene-coated papers and extrusion laminations. It provides a controlled score depth while maintaining barrier properties, for resealable retort and liquid packaging.  In addition, laser-scoring provides easy-open features for our PRO-TEAR® stick pack and even the heaviest-duty applications, such as our PRO-DURA™ bags.

  • PRO-DURA™

    We're proud to be leaders in domestically manufactured woven bags, producing puncture-resistant structures that offer maximum flexibility and reliability. Our PRO-DURA bags feature high-quality graphic application, giving your product the best of both durability and appeal, and without the historically problematic shelf-worn look of paper bags with a clay-coated surface. Plus, we manufacture PRO-DURA in the U.S., meaning reduced lead times, lower shipping costs and greater quality assurance. And of course, our woven poly bags meet FDA and BRC standards.

    Features include:

    • Process printed up to 10 colors
    • Available in white or clear
    • Closure options: EZ-Open Tape, Pinch Heat Seal, Slider Zipper
    • Variety of lamination options
    • Runs well on automated or manual equipment
    • UV approved for 200+ hours (available upon request)
    • No flex cracking or tattered look

    Pinch-Bottom Woven Poly Bags

    Our exclusive pinch-bottom woven poly bags can be combined with a slider zipper, a pinch at both ends (we seal one end, you seal the other) and traditional sewn closures to meet any requirement. The new pinch closure also means increased graphic/advertising space and differentiation from competitors. What's more, our pinch woven poly bags perform like paper bags on existing heat-seal equipment.

    Features include:

    • Preferred by retailers
    • Maximum shelf appeal – superior graphic and print capabilities up to 10 colors
    • Environmentally friendly – half the carbon footprint of paper bags
    • Reduced shipping costs and landfill waste
    • Reduce damage claims by 65-75%
    • Increased moisture vapor transmission rate, keeping products dry
    • No delamination with high-fat products
    • Palatability
    • No flex cracking or tattered look

    Features of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film:

    • Excellent clarity
    • Dimensional stability and flatness
    • Low electrostatic charge
    • Good barrier to water vapor
    • High-gloss
    • Good performance on high-speed printing
    • Resistant to oils and greases
    • Good puncture and flex-crack resistance over a wide range of temperatures
    • Not affected by moisture and does not wrinkle or shrink with environmental changes
    • Recyclable
    • COF control of surface

    PRO-DURA bag versus paper bag:

    • Reverse printed for high impact
    • No flex cracking or tattered look
    • High-impact gloss finish
    • Costs less than paper
    • Strong/tear-resistant
    • Half the carbon footprint
    • BRC/FDA certified
    • Weather-resistant, allowing for outside storage
    • Twice the amount of woven bags per pallet

    PRO-DURA bag versus film bag:

    • Tear-resistant
    • Less expensive than high-mil poly
  • PRO-TEAR® Stick Pack

    Our energetic crew has helped make us the largest worldwide supplier of lightweight polyethylene-coated papers for the single-serve food market. Because we noted growth in the single-serving coffee market, we designed our PRO-TEAR stick pack to perfectly combine an easy-open laser scored feature with excellent barrier properties to ensure a high-quality cup of coffee every time.

    Features include:

    • Laser scoring for easy-open
    • Excellent barrier properties
    • Stiffness properties for high-speed filling
    • Superior seal-through contaminate properties
    • FDA compliance for direct food contact

Contact a sales representative to discuss in detail your specific packaging needs.

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