The outcome of close collaboration between container producers and specialist inks and coatings manufacturers, the lidded alufoil dish provides anideal combination of characteristics to make it a highly successful pet food pack. It is compact, attractive in appearance, fully protective yet easy to open and use. The lightness of the metal and the stacking format of the empty container achieves space and handling economies during filling. The metallic finish can be enhanced with coloured lacquers and high quality multi-colour printing. Development continues through alloy ‘tailoring’, down gauging and alternative printing techniques, designed for shorter runs without loss of performance or added costs.
The demand for time-saving convenience coupled with high quality in terms of nutrition and taste has been as much to the benefit of cats, dogs and other domestic pets as to their human owners.
From a position of having no products in this market alufoil containers have become a major packaging format, being sterilisable while at the same time bringing visual appeal, lightweight, ease of use and full product protection to the ‘moist’ pet food category. Today flexible alufoil laminates provide even greater choice through sterilisable pouches and cartons. Brand owners can choose the right format to suit the requirements of both animals and their owners.