"With the Trail's End 11 Ounce Classic Caramel Corn bag, the client needed a film that gave them good seals in the gussets and around the Inno-Lok zipper," says Steve Crimmin, sales manager at Danafilms.
"In that case, the key facet for this film was clearly machineability."
explains, the process of matching a film to suit a specific purpose, like the ability to run on Weaver Popcorn's high-speed vertical form-fill-seal lines, is a lot like a doctor investigating a patient's symptoms to develop a diagnosis.
"What kind of a product is going to be packaged?
Is it going to have sharp edges which could puncture the package?
"With that, you determine whether you need sealing and/or strength properties, then you finally ask yourself, 'Which film would fit this?'"
That film proved to be Danafilms' 6334, an existing film with a solid track record for excellent sealability and machineability.
Once laminated to a polyester/metalized film extruded from a proprietary blend, the 3-ply film emerged as a complete solution, providing Weaver with the desired barrier, structural integrity, and graphics qualities it was seeking in a resealable stand-up popcorn bag.
"Converting to a flexible package really helped our client realize a lot of benefits over the historical tins and plastic pails from which they converted," notes Crimmin
explains that the graphics, for one, improved considerably over the shrink-wrapped plastic pail of the past.