Apple Pouches
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Apple Pouches

Apple Pouches

Our light weight 2 Lb. and 3 Lb. apple pouches are made from two-layer 100% recyclable poly film substrates. This film substrate is categorized under recycle logo #5. Our pouch provides excellent film clarity to showcase the fruit inside.

For the heavier weight 4 Lb., 5 Lb. and 6 Lb. apple pouches, polypropylene film substrate lamination alone is not suitable. We use other film substrates to increase the tensile strength of the pouch to resist puncture and tear. We have the knowledge and experience to produce a pouch to meet your specific requirements. Below are some of the other product features we can include.

Our factory uses rotogravure printing plates instead of polymer printing plates to print all our pouches. The difference can be seen in our print quality. Our printing presses print on 175-line screens, compared to most North American printers, which use polymer plates that print on 125-line screens. This is why our printed bag quality is much sharper, with clearer images and more vibrant colours.     

Optional Features:
Diamond Cut Bottom Gusset-Produce Pkg
Diamond Cut Bottom Gusset-Produce Pkg


Construction:

The bag is folded at the bottom to form a gusset. A custom-made die is used to cut a 45-degree angle on both edges of the bottom gusset. The edges are then heat-sealed together. This creates a diamond-shaped bottom when you open up the gusset.  

Feature Highlight:

Unlike the regular-bottom gusset bag, the 45-degree angle cut on the bottom gusset allows the gusset to open wider. With a wider base, the bag stands upright better. It also allows large fruits like apples to sit squarely at the bottom of the bag.


Die-Cut Handle and Slider Seal-Produce Pkg
Die-Cut Handle and Slider Seal-Produce Pkg


Construction:

An injection-moulded slider is mounted on a set of zipper seals, below the lip handle, at the front panel of the pouch. The front and rear panel of the lip handle is then flattened or grid heat-sealed together. A die is then used to cut a handle hole on the bag lip above the zipper seal to create a drip handle.

Compared to our regular zipper seal pouch, whereby the front and rear lip handle panels are not sealed together, this structure makes the lip handle stronger and more resistant to tearing at the die-cut handle. This built-in handle is only suitable for light to medium weights. For heavier pack sizes in the four to six-pound range, we may have to change the design of the due-cut handle, do a fold-over, or make a re-enforced patch handle.

Feature Highlight:

Injection-moulded sliders provide easier grips when opening and closing the zipper seal. This feature is ideal for seniors and children, or anyone who may struggle with finger dexterity.

The built-in grip handle feature allows for easy transportation of the product in the bag. There will be no extra cost if your custom requirement can be met by existing tools in our facility.


PTO Wicket Lips-Produce Pkg
PTO Wicket Lips-Produce Pkg


Construction:

The rear lip handle is extended by an additional 38mm to create a wicket lip. The wicket lip is typically perforated at the bottom above the lip handle to allow for easy tearing. Two wicket holes – roughly 16mm in diameter are cut on the wicket lip. 200 wicket lip produce bags are mounted on a wicket wire through the two wicket holes.

For applications where a wicket wire is not required, the 200 wicket lip produce bags is hot needle heat sealed at 3 points to hold the wicket together.

Feature Highlight:

The wicket lip function of this packaging allows you to pack your produce quickly and more efficiently. The wicket can be mounted on your packaging machine or on your packing table. The bag openings line up on the wicket with the front panel facing toward the packer. The packer simply pulls the front panel of the bag toward them, dropping the produce into the bag while tearing the lip handle away at the wicket.


Regular Bottom Gusset-Produce Pkg
Regular Bottom Gusset-Produce Pkg


Construction:

The bag is folded at the bottom to form a gusset.

Feature Highlight:

This feature allows the bag to stand upright as a way to showcase your produce.


Tamper-Proof Slider Seal-Produce Pkg
Tamper-Proof Slider Seal-Produce Pkg


Construction:

In contrast to our regular produce slider pouch, the injection molded slider is mounted on a set of zipper seals located between the front and back panel of the lip handle. The lip handle is not grid heat sealed together.

The tamper-proof product slider pouch features a lip handle that is roughly 70-80mm above the slider seal. This extra room accommodates for two-tear notched and “seal zone”. The two-tear notches are located roughly 13mm above the slider seal on both side edges of the pouch. The “seal zone” is located about 5mm above the two-tear notches and is roughly 10mm in height. The “seal zone” is typically below the die cut handle.

Feature Highlight:

Product that is packed in tamper proof slider seal packaging is sealed in at the “seal zone”, creating tamper-proof packaging.

When your produce is packed into this packaging and heat sealed at the 'Seal Zone', it creates a Tamper-Proof Packaging. This Tamper-Proof packaging prevents consumers from coming in direct contact with your produce. Heath Canada welcomes this feature on Produce Packaging because of Food Safety. Grocers welcome this feature for both Food Safety and Produce Wastage. This Tamper-Proof feature deters consumers from hand picking and damaging the produce


Tamper-Proof Zipper Seal-Produce Pkg
Tamper-Proof Zipper Seal-Produce Pkg


Construction:

Average product pouches feature a lip handle of roughly 40mm above the zipper seal. Our tamper proof produce zipper pouch by comparison features a lip handle that is 70 to 80mm above the zipper seal. This offers additional room needed to accommodate two-tear notches and a “seal zone”

The two-tear notches are located 13mm above the zipper seal on both side edges of the pouch. The “seal zone” is located roughly 5mm above the two-tear notches, and is about 10mm in height. The ‘seal zone’ is typically located below the die cut handle.

Feature Highlight:

Produce that is packaged in the tamper proof zipper seal bag are heat sealed at the “Seal Zone” to effectively create tamper-proof packaging. This prevents consumers from coming in direct contact with your produce. The tamper-proof feature deters consumers from hand-picking and potentially damaging produce. Health Canada welcomes this feature on product packaging for food safety. Grocers welcome this feature for both food safety and produce wastage reasons.


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