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|A peelable tab on the Ampac Pull Tab pouch sets the package apart from other beverage pouches. Source: Ampac.|
Ampac, a flexible packaging manufacturer, has found one way to achieve this diversity. The Ampac Pull Tab stand-up beverage pouch is an alternative to the traditional straw punch-through pouch. New to the European and North American beverage market, the Pull Tab pouch provides hygienic protection of the straw hole with a tear-away pull tab label. A premade hole on the pouch is covered by a peelable label applied by a fully automatic label dispenser.
“The Ampac Pull Tab was created to give brand owners a beverage pouch option that will provide differentiation on the store shelf,” says Andrea Lazzara, Ampac business development, marketing, innovation director-Europe. “The system was designed to facilitate a pouch startup business as well as high-volume producers, giving brand owners the opportunity to explore the market with real products before investing on a large financial scale.”
An up to 8mm pre-made hole on the pouch body is revealed when the tab is peeled back, allowing the glued-on straw to be inserted. “The straw is inserted without piercing the pouch or causing potential germ contamination,” explains Lazzara.
A stopper on the label, applied during the pouch-making process, prevents the label from detaching completely, so the pouch can be reclosed if the contents are not fully consumed.
The film is a PET/FOIL/PE structure with applications for fruit juice, smoothies, stabilized milk, and non-alcohol and non-carbonated beverages. A version for the alcohol market is currently under development.
For more information:
Andrea Lazzara, +41 34 448 44 13, email@example.com
Millie Nuno, 630-439-3160, firstname.lastname@example.org