X-Dual Seal is a packaging “pop” hit
By Bakers Journal
By Bakers Journal
RPC bpi Protec has created the X-Dual Seal, a two-compartment re-sealable bag.
The double compartment allows consumers to ’pop’ the inside seal by applying force to one compartment, before mixing the contents together. The bag has numerous potential applications for baked goods, such as adding frosting, topping or a dipping sauce to one compartment and the baked good in the other.
X-Dual Seal’s novel format promises extended shelf-life. The packaging of gas-flushed products such as bread rolls using X-Dual Seal would enable each to be opened individually, leaving the other products unaffected. Similarly, consumers can keep the products together or separate depending on whichever is more beneficial to the shelf-life of the food.
Minimizing food waste was an important issue identified in RPC bpi Protec’s recent survey of 1,000 consumers, of whom 59 per cent believed that solutions such as resealable packaging helped to reduce their food waste. The X-Dual Seal and similar products offer an opportunity for portion control and minimizing waste from households.
For manufacturers, the X-Dual Seal requires little-to-no modifications to their existing machinery, and does not require the application of an additional strip of material, which can hinder the hermetic seal. The burst peel can also be created by a lower temperature, which reduces the amount of film required between products and removes the need for complicated tear-lines.
“The X-Dual Seal is a new product that we believe will prove to be a real success across different markets,” commented Sue Mohan, Sales Director at RPC bpi Protec, in a press release. “Besides its extended shelf-life and portion control benefits, a key part of its appeal is how fun it is to pop the burst peel – we feel this experiential aspect makes a real difference to X-Dual Seal and delivers an exciting new pack format for manufacturers.”