Description

Retort Pouch is a semi-rigid, flexible and leak-proof packaging solution made from heat resistant laminated plastic, allowing it to withstand a high temperature of up to 250 °C. This feature enables the sterile packaging of a wide variety of food products ranging from soups to sauces. It can also be used for cook-in-a-bag meals, making it the ideal go-to packaging option for convenient, processed and pre-packaged food.

Properties of the Retort Pouch

The Retort Pouch is typically made of 4 layers and is FDA approved, making it safe for contact with food and has undergone sterilisation, increasing the durability of the packaging.

  • Propylene. This first layer functions as a heat seal surface and provides strength and flexibility.
  • Nylon. Capable of providing resistance to abrasion.
  • Aluminium Foil. Functions as a protective barrier to light, gases, microorganisms and odours. It also helps to extend the shelf life of the product, and the stiffness of the aluminium foil is what allows the feature of tear notch.
  • Polyester. Provides high durability and temperature resistant, and allows printing of graphics.

Benefits of using Retort Pouches

Capable of reducing heat exposure due to the multiple layers, which makes up the pouch. This enables food to be preserved while improving the colour, taste, aroma and shape of the food product as well as minimises nutrition lost at the same time.

Allows easier distribution and lesser storage space. Retort Pouches are flexible in nature and can stand upright, maintaining food composition while taking up minimum space on the shelves. This also allows easy distribution as more products can be transported at one time, reducing transportation cost required.

Its “tear notch” feature allows easy opening of the package and eliminates the risk of injuries caused by openers used to open the package.

Key Features

Product Features

  • Semi-rigid, Flexible and Leak-proof
  • Allows sterile packaging of food
  • Able to stand vertically
  • Oxygen & moisture resistant

Selection Guide

Selection Guide

Application

Film Structure

Bag Style

Bag Size

Printing

Frozen Mango

PAA/LLDPE

Standing pouch with zipper

220 x 250 + 55

8 colours + varnish

Banana Desert Microwavable/ self-venting seal

PA/LLDPE

3 side seal

130 x 170

10 colours

Frozen Fried Chicken

PET/VM-PET/LLDPE

3 side seal with zipper

190 x 250

8 colours

Frozen Chicken

PET/PA/LLDPE

3 side seal

160 x 170

10 colours

Tea bag

OPP/VM-PET/LLDPE

3 side seal

65 x 75

4 colours

Retort pasta sauce

PET/PA/AL/RCPP

Standing Pouch

120 x 180 + 35

8 colours

Retort tuna

PET/AL/PA/RCPP

3 side seal

200 x 300

8 colours

Retort sweet corn (microwavable)

Barrier PET/PA/RCPP

3 side seal

130 x 300

No printing

Retort stew Microwavable/ self-venting seal

Barrier PET/PA/RCPP

Standing Pouch

130 x 150 x 35

3 colours