Custom Retort Pouches
Custom Retort Pouches Will Make
Your Product Fly Off the Shelf
People Buy With Their Eyes First
In today’s busy society, ready-to-eat (RTE) food has become a booming business. Custom retort packaging, also known as retortable packaging from CarePac allows you to compete for shelf space, while reducing production and storage costs.
In recent years, food manufacturers in the United States have realized the enormous cost savings of using a retort pouch over traditional canned food. If this is a market you are looking to enter, it’s important to find a packaging supplier that knows the ins and outs of how to package RTE food properly.
CarePac specializes in flexible barrier pouches and partner with you to produce a truly exceptional retort pouch product.
We Make Flexible Retort Products
For All Types of Foods
Prepared meals, and microwaveable pouches for everything from beans, and chili to Indian curry and noodles. Consumers love the convenience of retort pouches. Co-packers love the reduced warehouse storage required and easy loading.
MRE and Camping Meals
Retort pouches are a good option for food items that have the consumer pouring hot water into the pouch to reconstitute the product. Examples include: MRE's, freeze dried camping meals, and emergency preparedness meals.
CarePac offers camping meal retort pouches in a selection of films which can all be fully custom printed with logos, graphics, and full color photographs.
Many of our customers have said that upgrading their pouches with CarePac really increased their sales and helped them get their foot in the door of more grocery stores, and retailers.
Benefits of Retort Packaging Films
What Is Retort Packaging?
Retort packaging is packaging that is used as part of the retort sterilization process. Where sterilization is obtained through the application of heat to a sealed container.
How is retort Packaging different than aseptic packaging?
With Retort packaging, the food is heated in the pouch. With aseptic packaging, the food is ultra-heated outside the pouch, quickly cooled, and loaded into sterilized packaging.
Why Is Retort Packaging Ideal for prepared foods
By using the correct materials (plastics that withstand the temperatures required for sterilization) both the food item and the pouch are sterilized through the heating process. Creating one sterilization process.
What alternatives to retort packaging exist?
HPP (High pressure pasteurization), vacuum pasteurization, and Ultra Heat Treatment) are other methods of sterilization.
Can Retort Packaging be used for end user Boiling Water Reconstitution?
Yes, retort packaging is a good choice for boiling water reconstitution (adding hot water to reconstitute freeze dried or dehydrated foods) because of it's ability to withstand high heat.
What are the MOQs on custom retort packaging?
Our MOQ’s are some of the lowest around – as little as 5,000 pieces. If you're looking for less than 5000 bags, we offer some digitally printed solutions as well.
Flexible Retort Packaging
Configurations for Food & Other Products
The History of Retort Packaging
Retort Curry Pouch
3 side retort pouches are a fantastic choice when you do not need the product to sit on a shelf. Curry, sauces, and single serving items are great when placed in retort flat pouches.
Retort pouches can be placed in outer paperboard cartons for retain display!
Retort Noodle Pouches
Noodles and prepared ethnic food items have been well received in retort pouches. The ease of preparation (microwave, or stovetop) as well as the wide face and back provided by retort pouches, which makes them perfect for custom printing and/or applying a label.
Beans, and Soups
Common throughout a lot of the world but gaining traction in the USA. Food items traditionally canned are now being packaged in Retort pouches. Beans, canned vegetables, and soups are three great examples of food items that take well to retort Stand up pouches.