HiCR2 - HDPE High Clarity Produce Pouches
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HiCR2 - HDPE High Clarity Produce Pouches

Order your custom plain or printed HiCR2-HDPE Zip Produce Pouches from First Genesis Inc. and start steering your produce packaging towards sustainability. Our factory is the first to develop a High Clarity HDPE film substrate suitable for produce packaging. This high-density polyethylene film is 100% recyclable #2 plastic, a sustainable plastic accepted by Canadian and American municipal recycling systems. This HDPE film substrate can also be made with biodegradable additives so they can degrade in landfills. For more information about our Landfill Biodegradable additive, please contact us.

Made from FDA Approved Food Grade Resin an ISO and Food Safety Certified factory.

Features:

  • High clarity

  • High durability and strength

  • High-quality printing available

  • Variety of standard sizing available 

  • Many customizable features for bags

    • Zipper Seal Pre-Open

    • Die-Cut Handle above Zipper Seal

    • Diamond-Cut Bottom Gusset 

    • Micro-perforated vent holes

    • Vent Holes

 

Applications:

  • Ideal for packing fruits, vegetables, and herbs like; Apples, Cherries, Grapes, Cherry Tomatoes, Habanero Peppers, Mini Sweet Peppers, French Beans, Onions, Shallot, Garlic, Hot Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, fresh basil, etc.

  • Great for displaying your produce in retail stores, farmer’s markets and, country stores.

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.


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


Construction:

Poly resin is extruded through a pair of male and female steel dies to form a continuous pair of zipper seals. The male and female zipper seals are then mounted on the inside front and back panel of the pouch bag by heat sealing. A die is then used to cut a handle hole on the bag lip above the zipper seal to create a grip handle.

We are one of the few factories that produces our own zipper seal profiles in-house. This gives us the edge we need to keep our overall costs competitive, as well as the ability to make custom profile zipper seals to meet our specific requirements. This built-in handle is only suitable for light to medium weights. For heavier pack sizes in the four to six-pound range, we can change design of the die cut handle, do a fold-over, or make are-enforced patch handle.

Feature Highlight:

Zipper seals are the most economical and widely-used form of poly bag closures. It is simple to use and convenient. The re-sealable bag feature helps the produce reduce excessive moisture loss and thus keeps products fresh for longer.

The built-in grip handle feature allows for easy transportation of the product. There will be an extra cost if your custom specifications require us to make new dies.


Fold-Over Lip Handle-Produce Pkg
Fold-Over Lip Handle-Produce Pkg


Construction:

A regular produce pouch bag has a Lip Handle of about 50 mm above the bag closure. However to produce a Fold-Over Lip Handle bag, the lip handle is extended by another 60 mm. This allows the extended lip handle to fold over and create a two layer film substrate handle. The bag closure is then heat sealed  and a steel die cuts the handle hole onto the folded lip handle.

Feature Highlight:

This feature makes the Lip Handle stronger and more resistant to tearing at the Die-Cut Handle. Ideal for heavier pack sizes like 4 Lbs and above. This is a fast and economical way of make a re-enforced Lip Handle without costly investment in new machinery.


Laser Vent Holes-Produce Pkg
Laser Vent Holes-Produce Pkg


Construction:

Precise holes are laser-cut onto a film substrate to create one or two continuous row/s of perforated vent holes. Our laser can cut round and clean micro vent holes less of less than than 1mm in diameter, which is not achievable through a conventional hot needle process.

Feature Highlight:

Precision-cut laser vent holes allow you to extend the shelf life of the product inside the bag. These laser vent holes help control the amount of oxygen and ethylene transferred in and out of the bag.    

Our Laser Micro Perforated CPP Lychee Liners also help deter micro fruit flies from getting into the bags. Our Lychee Liners have been approved for used by the Australian Department of Agriculture and also the United State Department of Agriculture.


Micro Vent Holes-Produce Pkg
Micro Vent Holes-Produce Pkg


Construction:

Hot micro needles mounted on a steel roller are rolled onto the film substrate to create continuous rows of perforated vent holes. Cold Micro Needles mounted on a steel block are then punched into the film substrate to create a rectangle block of perforated vent holes.

Feature Highlight:

This feature allows the product to breathe without losing too much moisture. This packaging is ideal for vegetable products such as leafy produce, snow peas, shaved carrots, and more.


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.


Regular Vent Holes-Produce Pkg
Regular Vent Holes-Produce Pkg


Construction:

Special Steel Die mounted with multiple punches, as many as 20 to 25 units, cuts 6 mm or 8 mm diameter vent holes on Poly Film substrate. These punches can be strategically located on the die so it does not cut away any printed graphics or texts. 

 

Feature Highlight:

Most Produce Pouches require multiple vent holes to allow the produce to breathe and extend the shelve life of the produce. Our factory is equipped with many sets of these Steel Dies because of our many years producing these kinds of produce pouches for customers. No extra charge if you can use our existing tooling. We can also make custom die to meet your specific requirement. Custom die cost is extra.  


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