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Carne y Queso

The science of subtleties: Packaging for meats and cheeses

Demand for packaged meats is growing. More expendable incomes together with access to modern groceries and refrigerated storage are fueling greater purchasing around the world.

Cheese sales are also increasing globally. Artisan cheeses, deli slices, and even snack-style products are now part of more people’s diets.

When it comes to packaging meat and cheese products, the most important concerns are keeping the products safe for consumers. That means high-quality packaging that adheres to global food safety regulations. We know how to achieve those goals.

So similar. So different.

The general aspects for packaging meat and cheese appear the same. Formats are similar. Transport needs are similar. Retail display requirements are similar. Regulations are similar. Yet the smallest details matter, and there is a wide range of more specific needs for packaging different types of meat, poultry, fish, and cheese varieties.

That’s why working with Dow is so advantageous. With the world’s largest portfolio of PE resins for packaging, plus decades of experience, plus knowledge regarding food-contact regulations around the world, you can develop, test, adjust, and achieve the different features you require:
 

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ABUSE
Excellent durability with dependable puncture and tear resistance

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BARRIER
Offers protection against oxygen, odor, and moisture transfer to keep good stuff in and bad stuff out

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OPTICS
High clarity for product visibility together with ideal printability for sparkling graphics

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SEALANT
Consistent seals – even through contamination – for long-lasting freshness and safety

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PEEL/RESEAL
Adhesive resins that deliver an excellent seal, easy-opening peel, and convenient resealability

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PROCESSING
Efficiency from conversion to filling, with increased line speeds, higher throughput, and energy reductions

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SUSTAINABILITY
Design for recyclability with resins and adhesives that make recyclable structures possible

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TEMPERATURE
Freezer to microwave, choose from resin families ready for extreme temperatures

But we know it’s not that easy, either. Because the type of protein, the cut of the meat, the flavor of the cheese, the texture and weight of the product, the anticipated shelf life... all impact the structure of the packaging. And then, you may have a range of options for the type of packaging you design. We can help with those, too.

Subtle can be super

A broad portfolio of materials. Experience to narrow the scope. Lots of choices. Lots of opportunities. Let’s connect and work together to find the subtle improvements that help create the best packaging for your meats or cheeses.

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