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FlatMap®: paper-based packaging for sliced products

This packaging innovation puts sliced meat, dairy and seafood products in the spotlights. FlatMap® creates a fresh, new look at retail, but also convinces with a resource-saving use of materials. An outstanding feature of the FlatMap® system is its quality in reclosability.

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FlatMap processed meat

Sustainable:

Up to 75% less plastic

Recyclable:

Fully separable in plastic and cardboard

Optimal branding:

Double-sided printing of cardboard carrier

Long shelf life:

Modified atmosphere packaging

Recyclable MAP solution for sliced meat

Testimonial FlatMap processed meat

Swiss manufacturer Bigler is causing a stir at retail with the new FlatMap® system.

Bigler, Switzerland

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Animation of the sustainable FlatMap® system

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How does FlatMap® work

With FlatMap®, sliced products are packaged safely, under highest quality, and in a striking manner. The product is placed on a flat cardboard carrier and securely sealed under modified atmosphere. Consumer-friendly opening of the pack is ensured by a peel tab. As an option, reclosable films can be used for the FlatMap® packaging system, to allow for optimal freshness until the very last slice. Supported by an attractive design, sliced products are ready to serve from their packaging on the table.

Easy separation

The cardboard carrier is coated with a polymeric protective layer that provides a reliable barrier against fat, moisture and oxygen. This allows FlatMap®, in comparison with other modified atmosphere packaging, to save up to 75% in plastic. After taking out the product, the thin polymeric layer is easily removed from the cardboard carrier, to allow for separate disposal and optimal recycling of the various parts: the liner and film (plastic), as well as the carrier (cardboard).

Benefits at a glance

  • Ready-to-serve packaging
  • Plenty of space for product information and branding
  • Entirely new level of reclosability
  • Striking product presentation at retail
  • Securely sealed under MAP for maximum shelf life
  • Resource-saving by using up to 75% less plastic
  • Improved recycling due to easy separation of plastic liner from cardboard carrier

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Machines suitable for FlatMap®

Traysealers
Amax-series traysealers
Future-proof, fully automated traysealers  

Auxiliary equipment

Denesting and lidding
Denesting systems 
  • January 2022
  • 25/01 - 27/01
    IPPE
    (Atlanta, USA)
  • February 2022
  • 15/02 - 18/02
    Japan Pack
    (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 16/02 - 18/02
    Supermarket Trade Show
    (Tokyo, Japan)
  • March 2022
  • 08/03 - 10/03
    CFIA
    (Rennes, France)
  • 08/03 - 11/03
    Japan Meat Industry
    (Tokyo, Japan)

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