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MULTIVAC and Krehalon sign distributionship agreement for FormShrink films

April 15, 2014
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MULTIVAC and KREHALON are pleased to announce the joint agreement to distribute FormShrink thermoforming films. In this agreement, MULTIVAC is appointed the exclusive, authorized sales distributor of FormShrink films from KREHALON Industrie. The agreement includes many markets in Europe, Middle East, Americas, Africa and Asia.

The FormShrink packaging solution offers a cost effective and automated alternative to shrink bag packaging. KREHALON FormShrink films are shrinkable thermoformable films, which were specially developed to target the shrink bag market.  MULTIVAC has developed a comprehensive line of thermoform packaging machinery well suited to high volume, uniformed shaped products currently packed in shrink barrier bags. FormShrink adds value through automation, pack cost reduction and superior “skin tight” pack presentation. Typical applications include: sausage, cheese, cooked or dried meats, chicken, fresh meats and many other standardized products.

The Agreement combines the long term experience of two companies in marketing shrinkable thermoformed packaging solutions. MULTIVAC brings their leading-edge technology in thermoforming solutions, while KREHALON brings their unique expertise in shrinkable film technology.

The cooperation between MULTIVAC and KREHALON started already in 2004. Since then, the partners have sustainably developed machinery and packaging films sales gathering a leading market position in shrinkable thermoformed packaging solutions.

KREHALON is a daughter company of Kureha Corporation, a €1.1 billion Japanese business, a public company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with over 40 subsidiaries and over 4,000 employees across its divisions that include: advanced plastic materials, agro-chemicals, pharmaceutical and KREHALON’s specialty plastics. The company prides itself on technical know-how of its materials and invests heavily in research & development activities. KREHALON have fully equipped manufacturing plants with modern multi-layer extrusion and converting facilities based on own technology, producing films with unique properties. KREHALON also supply superior printed packaging from modern 10-colour printing technology and fully digital print preparation.

MULTIVAC is one of the world's leading suppliers of packaging solutions: the company is a global market leader in thermoforming packaging machines and it manufactures a comprehensive range of traysealers, vacuum chamber machines, chamber conveyor machines, labellers, quality control systems, automation solutions and even ready-to-use lines. The MULTIVAC group has approximately 4,100 employees worldwide, with about 1,500 based at the headquarters in Wolfertschwenden. With more than 65 daughter companies, the Group is represented on all continents. Over 900 sales advisors and service technicians throughout the world use their know-how and experience to the benefit of our customers and ensure the maximum utilization and capacity of all installed MULTIVAC machines.

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