The basic function of complex packaging for seafood is to protect the product from physical damage and contaminants, to slow down spoilage caused by microorganisms, to help provide product information to consumers and brand advertising for businesses.

Plastic packaging for seafood must be designed based on the nature of the packaged product. Seafood products require packaging that resists damage and extends shelf life for a while. Below are some seafood products and suitable packaging materials.

Fish pickles

Fish pickle is a value-added item whose bulk is contributed by low-value items like ginger, chilly, acetic acid, etc. Generally low-cost fish, clam meat is used in fish pickles. 

Conventionally glass bottles are used as containers, which offer properties like inertness, non-toxicity, durability, non-permeability to gases, moisture, etc. But they are heavy, prone to break, voluminous, and expensive. New flexible packaging materials developed for fish pickle is based on plain polyester laminated with LDPE-HDPE Co-extruded film or Nylon/Surlyn or LD/BA/Nylon/BA/Primacore. These are inert to the product, can be attractively fabricated as stand-up packs, and can be printed on the reverse side of the polyester film.

Fish soup powder 

Fish soup powder is a specialty product containing partially hydrolyzed fish, protein, carbohydrates, fat, and several other seasonings including salt. The product is hygroscopic and hence the selection of the package assumes great significance. 

The appropriate package developed for such products is plain polyester laminated with LDPE-HDPE co-extruded film or LD/BA/Nylon/BA/Primacore multilayer films which ensure safe storage of the product for up to six months.

Surimi and surimi based products

Surimi is an intermediate product / raw material for processing several value-added products like fabricated foods, shrimp and crab analogs, and a variety of other products. Surimi requires to be preserved frozen until used for processing different products. The packaging materials employed should be sufficiently strong and durable to withstand stress during handling, storage and distribution. LDPE and HDPE packaging films employed for block frozen shrimp are considered safe for surimi.

Fish Sausage

Fish sausage is a minced-based product. Surimi is the base material, which is homogenized after mixing with several other ingredients. After drying the surface the sausage is wrapped in cellophane laminated with polythene. Fish sausage is also processed in polyamide and cellulose and fibrous casing. For thermal processing, polypropylene casings are used so as to withstand high temperatures.

Fish Hydrolysate

Fish Hydrolysate is prepared from fish mince which has contained oil and is undiluted, and so is a richer food source for beneficial microbes and especially beneficial fungi in the soil. Fish hydrolysate is concentrated, and when diluted can be used ideally as soil fertilizer, and is suitable for all soils, crops, ornamentals, trees, and vegetables It contains a wide spectrum of major nutrients and trace elements in organic, plant-available form. PP or HDPE film is often used to make liquid fish hydrolyzate packaging.

Fish Meal

Fish meal is a source of high-quality protein (60%) and is also rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA due to the high-fat content. Hence the packaging should be impermeable to moisture, oxygen, and other insects and pests. Fish meal is generally packed in HDPE sacks for bulk transportation.

Fish oils

Fish oils are highly unsaturated and easily susceptible to oxidation when exposed to air. Hence they have to be packed in packaging that has high barrier properties which are moisture-proof, oil-resistant, and impermeable to oxygen. Larger quantities of fish oil are mainly packed in LLDE/Nylon films or in glass bottles.

Read more: Laminated film packaging used in fresh fish packaging

Shark fin rays 

Moisture-resistant packaging having good puncture resistance and sufficient mechanical strength to withstand the hazards of transportation are the major requirements in the packaging employed for shark fin rays. Polyester/polythene laminates or Nylon based co-extruded films having good puncture resistance are appropriate for shark fin rays.

Why is Amiba company always the first choice?

  • More than 30 years of experience in the plastic and complex film packaging industry
  • Provide products with high quality
  • Large production capacity
  • Cost savings
  • Large warehouse system, fast delivery
  • Diverse payment policy
  • Being a close partner of many large companies and large enterprises
  • Staff dedicated to the job
  • The production environment is safe for humans and the environment

Amiba company’s products are widely used by ensuring quality management, environmental protection, and integrated ISO standards:

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Codex Alimentarius

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of  Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of ISO 22000: 2018

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015

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