Schur Flexible introduces high-performance SkinFreshTop films and TopGuard laminates for the poultry packaging industry

7 August 2017

Schur Flexible introduces high-performance SkinFreshTop films and TopGuard laminates for the poultry packaging industry

Schur Flexibles’ extensive SkinFreshTop range includes excellent, high-performance printable skin films which meet the highest demands even when sealing against mono materials.


Flexible skin top films for a wide range of applications: SkinFreshTop

Schur Flexibles' innovative film range, available in thicknesses from 80 µm to 200 µm, is excellent for packaging fresh, marinated or smoked poultry products and is suitable for chilled, pasteurised, microwave or water bath applications. Thanks to an EVOH high barrier, the films provide an excellent oxygen and aroma barrier for maximum product protection and extended shelf-life. SkinFreshTop features excellent machinability for various thermoforming and tray-sealing applications. The films are particularly durable and assure reliable packaging for challenging products such as meat with bones and frozen products. The skin process is perfect for the packaged goods and tightly skins the products, making for an eye-catching retail presentation either upright or horizontally.




Excellent sealing properties – even against mono APET and PP

Thanks to a wide choice of materials, Schur Flexibles’ SkinFreshTop range offers brand owners or processors the highest degree of packaging flexibility. The films have excellent sealing characteristics thanks to the use of special sealing layers: They reliably seal the pack and provide maximum product protection even if the seal surface is contaminated. In conjunction with peelable bottom films or premade trays, SkinFresh top films create a convenient peel opening experience for customers. The innovative SkinFresh Top M films are the latest addition to the product range. They use a special sealing layer for perfect skinning when sealed to mono APET or PP thermoform bottom films or premade trays. Here Schur Flexibles meets the growing demand for sealing against mono materials, supporting recyclability by producing a more sustainable pack.


Transparency, gloss, printability – a highlight in the refrigerated section

Schur Flexibles’ innovative SkinFreshTop films add value to packaged products in terms of appearance through their special transparency and high gloss that give the material a superior look. Thanks to the innovative rotogravure sandwich printing technology with up to eight colours, the films ideally showcase the brand – ensuring a particularly attractive retail presentation.




Schur Flexibles TopGuard – ultrathin, safe and antifog properties for MAP packed poultry

Highly transparent TopGuard laminate from Schur Flexibles boasts excellent mechanical strengths while only 50 µm thin. Its high barrier layers of polyamide (PA) and/or ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) ensure longer shelf life and maximum freshness of MAP-packaged products such as fresh fillets, tenders or whole chicken thighs. TopGuard is characterised by outstanding antifog properties ensuring perfect product visibility at all times.


Secure sealing – easy opening

TopGuard is suitable for both tray-sealing and thermoforming packaging processes and guarantees maximum product safety thanks to excellent sealing properties: even contaminated sealing edges will be safely closed. The peelable sealing layer based on PP allows for easy opening by allowing the top film to be peeled off the preformed tray or thermoformed bottom film without leaving any residue.


Excellent branding possibilities through high-quality printability

TopGuard films can be printed with flexo as well as rotogravure printing in up to 11 colours. For an eye-catching appearance at the “point of sale”, optional matt or glossy effects are possible. Thanks to these outstanding properties, TopGuard is an ideal film system for the meat and poultry processing industry. The durable film is also suitable for thermal or microwave applications.




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