TenderPac won in the production category of the awards, which were hosted by the French publication Emballages Magazine in Paris last week.
Sealpac said it developed the Tenderpac system as part of its commitment to the Save Food initiative, which aims to reduce global food waste. It claimed the system can deliver better shelf-life than existing MAP and vacuum packaging, because it boats the ActiveStick vacuum reservoir, which collects the drip loss that occurs during transport and storage. It added that the two-compartment vacuum-packaging system also ensured meat remained dry and attractive to consumers.
“The consumer receives a drip-free and appetising product that convinces due to its tender texture and full meat flavour, even after prolonged storage,” said a Sealpac spokesperson, adding that the judges had praised the system for its retail presentation, innovative approach to removing drip-loss and easy incorporation into existing packaging equipment.
The system, which has been in use in Germany since 2012, is available as a flexible film application for thermoformers and as a TraySkin application for traysealers.
This is the second time that Sealpac has won the award – the company picked up the award for its EasyLid system in 2012.
“We are delighted that our commitment to continuously develop new and innovative packaging solutions was acknowledged this year with the TenderPac victory,” said Marcel Veenstra, marketing and communications manager at Sealpac International.