This entry was posted on 6th February 2017 by reachadmin

Reseal-it® by Macfarlane Labels attends PACE Europe 2017

Macfarlane Labels are attending the Packaging & Converting Executive Forum (PACE) Europe this month.

Packaging executives are gathering together in Amsterdam, Holland between the 28th February and 2nd March to discuss the latest trends and innovations within the industry.

Wim Brunsting and Angela Campbell from Macfarlane Labels will contribute to the meeting by presenting a talk on “Promoting healthy lifestyles and convenience through effective packaging.”
Below are a few points they will address.

Product freshness
Packaging plays a key role in keeping products in their best condition. Food stored in its original packaging lasts longer, maximising the time in which products can be safely consumed.

While standard packs lose their preserving properties after opening, resealable packaging solutions such as Reseal-it® packs can be opened and closed up to 25 times without compromising product freshness.

Portion control and sharing
Packs with easy-open functionality promote sharing and encourage consumers to reduce portions. They can be easily reclosed for later use, which helps customers to better manage their weekly food purchases and reduce food waste (as less food goes to the bin).

Waste reduction and sustainability
About 88 million tonnes of food is thrown away in the EU each year with associated costs of an astonishing 143 billion euros! Resealable packs can be opened and closed many times, which helps to maintain product freshness and eliminates the need for secondary packaging.

Easy opening
Hard-to-open packaging is preventing a quarter of the public from eating what they want, according to a recent study by Which?. Resealable packs are easy to open and don’t require additional items such as knives or scissors to access the contents, limiting the likelihood of packaging–related injuries.

Visit our website and find out more about Reseal-it® and its applications: https://www.resealit.com/

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References:
Hard-to-open packs limiting food choices, study suggests: http://www.packagingnews.co.uk/news/hard-to-open-packs-limitin-food-choices-study-suggests-20-08-2013

Food Waste, European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/food_waste/index_en.htm