Colpac’s sustainable sandwich packaging offers options to recycle and/or compost, and to reduce the use of plastics. With recent media attention on single use, heavily littered packaging, our ranges provide choices to fit into the accessible waste streams.
Convenience is still extremely important to consumers; they demand simple yet robust packaging to protect and preserve their food. We offer an extensive range to cater for the variety of sandwich options on the market. These include traditional triangular sandwich skillets (front and rear-loading), wrap packaging, baguette and bagel packaging, and hot sandwich packaging.
Sandwich Shelf-Life and Preservation
Reducing food waste is a major topic in improving the sustainability of today’s food-to-go market. We stock longer and extended shelf-life options, so products can remain fresh over wider distribution chains, and last longer, so are less likely to be wasted.
WRAP research has shown that extending product life by just one day could save 250,000 tonnes of food waste in the UK annually*. Our heat seal and Modified Atmosphere Food Packaging can extend product freshness for days. Extending shelf-life also reduces reliance on daily distribution, so can lessen transport emissions and improve production efficiency.
Food packaging machinery is necessary for the secure sealing of these heat seal and M.A.P. packs.
Our patented Appealable range of self-seal sandwich packaging can extend the shelf-life of products for two days, without the requirement of a sealing machine.
Filling, Visibility and Opening
Sandwich packaging needs to be easy to fill, by hand or at scale. Our ranges are sized to align with industry bread standards, and we have options for front or rear loading. Product visibility is key for on-shelf appeal for the consumer, and packs must be simple to open and eat from.
We produce an array of specifically designed sandwich packaging formats with secure closures. For instance, our Savori™ pillow packs, part of our hot sandwich packaging range, are quick and easy to fill through the tuck end openings and have a clear window for product visibility. Our large pillow pack also has a tear strip for easy opening.