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2020 Vision: Our Recent Innovations Can be Your Packaging Inspiration—Today and Beyond

For more than five decades, Great American Packaging has focused on bringing innovation to the custom poly packaging industry through quality product developments and improved service offerings. 2019 marked a banner year for the family-owned company with enhanced services and an expanded product line — including advanced printing capabilities as well as compostable, antimicrobial and 100% all PE barrier films.

Great American Packaging’s growth allows the company to collaborate with customers and provide personalized results. The company’s newest additions have helped scores of manufacturers reach their packaging and marketing goals:

  • Products
    Last year, Great American Packaging introduced nearly a half-dozen new products to fit customer needs:
     
    • 8-Color Process Print
      Great American Packaging’s state-of-the art flexographic printing press produces superior quality images that help your products jump off the shelf.

      The EVO XD 8-color flexographic press accommodates films up to 50 inches wide and produces vivid colors in a single pass, resulting in flawless imaging and branding.
       
    • Compostable Bags and Films
      Great American Packaging’s compostable bags and films are designed to meet California’s aggressive recycling plan that calls for a reduction in single-use plastics.

      The company’s bags and films are designed to disintegrate into carbon dioxide, water and biomass in about six months. The bags are FDA approved for food contact, made per ASTM D6400 and EN 13432 standards and freezer safe to -30 degrees Fahrenheit. They are tear-resistant and printable and provide excellent sealability.
      • Options
        Great American Packaging’s compostable bags can be produced either clear or opaque and are available in multilayer options for enhanced barrier protection. They are printable and come in a variety of styles and sizes, allowing for customized branding.
         
    • Recyclable Barrier Films
      Great American Packaging’s 100% PE recyclable multilayer films are the perfect eco-friendly option for stand-up pouches and barrier films. We offer both recyclable multilayer pouches and FDA-certified post-consumer recycled (PRC) content packaging.
      • Options
        Great American Packaging’s recyclable multilayer PE films are heat resistant and provide excellent moisture and oxygen barrier properties. The recyclable PE films come in a variety of shapes and sizes with customizable printing options.
         
    • SquareFit Bags
      Going for a clean and form-fitting look? Great American Packaging’s SquareFit bags are a smart choice for both aesthetic and environmental reasons. The flat bottom provides a customized look using less plastic than standard bottom gusseted bags. The clean, modern shape allows for horizontal or vertical printing orientations.
      • Options
        SquareFit bags can be custom designed and printed using both high-clarity and freezer film to meet retail display needs.
         
    • Full-Color Poly Mailers
      Say goodbye to boring poly mailers. Great American Packaging’s customizable full-color poly mailers takes eCommerce branding to a new level.  Lightweight and water-resistant, customized full-color poly mailers work as an extension of a company’s branding and messaging. Great American Packaging’s made-to-order poly mailers use only films approved by the U.S. Postal Service.
      • Options
        Full-color poly mailers can be printed with a simple logo or complex imaging in customized sizes up to 50 inches wide. Our 8-color process or spot printing allows for vibrant colors with stock sizing that includes 7x10, 10x13, 14x19 and 19x24 bags.
         
    • Antimicrobial Films
      Fight back against the microbes that cause fungus and bacterial growth. Great American Packaging’s antimicrobial films are FDA approved for an extra layer of protection. Developed from a proprietary blend of polyethylene resin, this film is designed to reduce contamination, improve freshness and eliminate odors and stains.

      The flexible film has been scientifically tested under ISO 22196:2011 to prevent micro-organisms, including MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus), E. coli, S. aureus and others, from growing and mutating.

      Because Great American Packaging’s antimicrobial treatment is added during plastics manufacturing, the antimicrobial properties function on both sides of the film. The films are EPA-regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIRFA) and compliant with European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) standards.
      • Options
        Great American Packaging’s antimicrobial films are available in several grades and thicknesses for use in food, medical and healthcare applications. The films are available for use in a variety of film and bag styles.
         
    • Services
      Great American Packaging has also introduced a variety of value-added services to address packaging concerns:
       
      • FDA Label Solutions
        On Jan. 1, 2020, food manufacturers began implementing FDA-mandated changes to nutrition-facts labels. The changes include additional information about serving sizes, calories and nutrients.

        Great American Packaging offers support and solutions to help manufacturers develop packaging that aligns with the new requirements.
         
      • IFS PACsecure Certification
        Great American Packaging is proud to have earned the IFS PACsecure-certified designation, which underscores the company’s commitment to quality packaging. IFS PACsecure, an international packaging standard, is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for food safety.

        Great American Packaging earned its IFS PACsecure certification with a high score of 97%.
         

In addition, Great American Packaging continues to provide trailblazing initiatives for ongoing customer satisfaction:

    • Design, Artwork and Prepress Support
      Great American Packaging’s support systems – including design partners and prepress consultations – provide customers with a variety of choices for personalized results.
       
    • Classic Products
      All Great American Packaging’s classic products are designed with customer satisfaction in mind:
      • Freezer films
      • Ice, bread and other retail bags with excellent seal strength
      • Zipper, wicket, bottom gusset, form fill and seal bags

Great American Packaging Company’s team is always ready to assist with any package extruding, flexographic printing, converting (bag making) and consulting needs. Contact us today through our website or at 877-BUY-BAGS (877-289-2247).