Zip-Pak will launch Vector™, a resealable matrix, at PACK EXPO International 2012, October 28-31, at booth #2002. Vector™ provides an easy-to-close option—the closure is self-sealing, allowing consumers to easily reseal it without exact alignment of the opposing segments. Vector™ can be integrated into existing packaging lines with only minor modifications to machinery.
“At Zip-Pak, we recognize the need to balance innovation and practicality,” said Robert E. Hogan, Director, Global Marketing at Zip-Pak. “Our new Vector™ resealable matrix will address the industry’s need for a self-sealing, easy-to-use closure that can be rapidly incorporated into the manufacturing lines of brand owners, retailers, and converters for a broad range of products.”
The unique design allows Vector™ to be used as a mated fastener for conventional applications and its ability to mate to itself will advance Zip-Pak’s new packaging concepts that require a self-sealing closure, including Pour & Lok® and ZIP360®.
Pour & Lok® is a closure that allows a product to be poured from the side gusset of a package, making it a consumer convenience enhancement for a range of dry goods in large format pouches. Unique to Zip-Pak and its machinery partners, Pour & Lok® can be pre-applied using Inno-Lok™ equipment and can run on standard vertical form fill seal (VFFS) machines with a simple side gusset modification.
From cookies and crackers to cereal, pet food, and fertilizer, the ZIP360® is a wide-mouth pouch format that features a Vector™ resealable matrix around the entire opening to enable easy access to contents and simple closure. With space for graphics around the entire surface area of the pouch, ZIP360® also maximizes the point-of-purchase impact.
Zip-Pak’s booth will also feature an area devoted to Zipbox®. A revolutionary package format, Zipbox® combines the structural benefits of traditional cartons with the convenience and resealability of flexible pouches. Ideal for cereals, snacks, baking supplies, pet treats, and powdered and granular products, Zipbox® eliminates the need to transfer contents to a separate container, keeping marketing messages in front of the consumer to the last use.