Vacuum Packaging

Vacuum Skin Packaging: The New Leader in Case Ready Packaging

The vacuum skin packaging segment is quickly beginning to outpace other case ready market segments like overwrap and even MAP. According to the report “The North American Flexible Packaging Market to 2018” by PCI Films Consulting, MAP market share has slipped about 5 points to 13% in 2013 and vacuum packaging rose considerably to about 18%.

Shelf Life of Fresh, Retail Meat

Because vacuum packaging removes almost all of the residual oxygen from the package, it offers a lot of benefits to retailers and consumers alike.

  • Substantial Increase in shelf life leads to reduced product loss
  • Attractive, Clear Packaging that emphasizes the product
  • Minimizes need for preservatives
  • Minimize packaging material making it an affordable packaging option
  • Eliminates freezer burn


Benefits of DuPont Resins

Seafood and meat packagers find the secondary sealing of vacuum skin packaging visually appealing. Good secondary seals and surface adhesion to meats and seafood form a second skin around the product, helping to minimize migration of liquids in the packaging for a clean, appetizing presentation.

DuPont offers various material solutions used for vacuum skin packaging:

  • DuPont Surlyn® provides good drawability which allows for a tighter appearance and improved skin effect as well as seals through contamination and has excellent hot tack, toughness, and clarity.
  • DuPont Appeel® and Surlyn® enhances the seal and peel properties.
  • DuPont Bynel® tie layer adhesives efficiently bonds different film layers.
  Tie Layers Bulking Layer Sealants other
Vacuum Bags Medium & High Barrier Bynel® Elvax® Elvax® Selar®
    Surlyn® Nucrel®  
Lidding Films (Thermoformed Packages) Bynel®   Elvax®  
      Appeel® 7200 Series  
Bottom Webs (Thermoformed Packages) Bynel® Surlyn® Elvax® Selar®
Vacuum Skin Packaging Films Bynel® Elvax® Surlyn®  
    Surlyn® Elvax®  
      Appeel® 7200 Series  
      Appeel® 20D751