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, Ampac cites that 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% in zipper material. This provides consumers with an easy-open and resealable feature for traditional “pillow” packages.
The packaging company will offer Inno-Lok on coextruded surface printed films and laminated films, for both barrier and non-barrier end uses. Common applications include: frozen foods, fresh produce, dry foods, pet food, confections, and lawn and garden products. 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 and Lok.
Pour and Lok is a foldable zipper applied to film in the side gusset area of the package creating a reclosable pour spout. According to Ampac, only three companies in the US have such capability.
“Inno-Lok and Pour and 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.”