Ampac Adds Inno-Lok and Pour & Lok Zipper Application Technology
CINCINNATI—August 2, 2012—Ampac, the world’s leader in creative flexible packaging, announces the addition of Inno-Lok®, a patented method of applying a reclosable zipper transversely to packaging films, as well as Pour & Lok™, a foldable zipper applied to film in the side gusset area of a package.
The Inno-Lok technology is applied transversely to packaging films producing pre-zippered roll stock film which can be used in form, fill, seal packaging applications. When compared to conventional non-zippered films, Inno-Lok provides a pre-zippered roll stock solution with a reclosable feature while incurring no reductions in processing and filling speeds, no increase in scrap or set-up time and a savings of up to 25 percent in zipper material. This provides many enhancements for product sales by providing consumers with an easy-open and resealable feature for traditional “pillow” packages.
Inno-Lok will be offered on Ampac’s coextruded surface printed films and laminated films, for both barrier and non-barrier end uses. Common applications for Inno-Lok pre-zippered roll film include: frozen foods, fresh produce, dry foods, pet food, confections, and lawn and garden products. Ampac’s Inno-Lok pre-zippered roll film capabilities include traditional front panel Inno-Lok (thumb tab or pull tab openings), bag top, plus the unique Pour & Lok™.
Pour & Lok is a foldable zipper applied to film in the side gusset area of the package creating a reclosable pour spout. This unique application is so innovative only three U.S. companies, including Ampac, own this capability.
“Inno-Lok and Pour & Lok by Ampac are additional technologies that can add value to your customers and to their business,” states Millie Nuño, Ampac’s market manager for foods. “The pre-zippered film offers a unique solution to many food formats. Ampac is pleased to provide both as potential innovative solutions to packaging design for our customers.”
Ampac drives packaging transformation and performance by creating packages that are more innovative, progressive and dynamic than those used by competitive brands. Ampac’s comprehensive approach to packaging is a balance of rigorous, technology-driven thinking and exceptional creativity. It is a diversified global packaging company with 14 manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia.