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17. Plastic pouch

TECHNICAL FILING-CARD N° 17

D - Aseptic packaging

DATA

DESCRIPTION

REMARK

Description

The pouch is pre-formed from a film, sterilised, filled, sealed and dated/coded on the same packaging machine


Composition

Option 1)

PEBD film 80 to 100 microns*

Film is presented as a reel 18 to 20 kg, protected by a plastic envelop


Option 2)

PEBD/EVOH/PEBD or PEBD/OVA/PEBD film


Cost price

Option 1)

£ 1.75 to 2/kg of film, i.e. for one 200 ml pouch of 3.5 gr., a price of 0.63 to 0.75 p.

Option 1 is the least expensive of all the packaging materials. Available in some African countries


Option 2)

£ 4.38 to £ 4.88/kg, i.e. 1.5 to 1.63 p. for one pouch


Shelf-life

Option 1)

3 to 4 weeks at room temperature



Option 2)

more than 6 months


Volume

Any size is possible from 100 ml to 1 litre

The most common are the small volumes up to 250 ml.

Packaging machine output

The smallest one produces 2000 pouches per hour

All the packaging machines are automatic ("form-fill & seal)

Capital investment for packaging machine

From approx. £ 250 k

The cheapest investment for the sterile packaging system

Recommended or essential outer pack

Plastic crate 10 to 20 litres or bags 2 to 5 litres in case of export or far-off transport.


Positioning of the product on the market

- In small volumes, the product is distributed by vendors equipped with an insulated box
- The least expensive and the best adapted for the informal distribution circuit
- Can be stored in the deep-freezer and sold as a "lolly", especially appreciated by children
- In large volumes (1l), can be sold in supermarkets

Same as the PE pouch with cold filling but the end-product is of better quality as there is no chemical preservative

Positioning in relation to the environment

The best of all packaging material (100 % incinerable without rejection of chlorine)

It is advised to provide vendors with dustbins in order to collect the empty pouches after consumption

* See glossary


N° 17: Plastic pouch


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