Octal enters UAE date packaging market
Muscat, November 6, 2012
Octal, a leading Oman-based food packaging material supplier with sales in over 40 countries, has announced its foray into the UAE date packaging market in tieup with some of the largest date producers in the industry.
The big names include Al Foah Company, Royal Dates Company and Dubai Dates Factory, said a statement from Octal.
The company supplies its ground-breaking DPET sheet for the packaging of both whole dates and date paste which is then exported to the Mena and Asia.
"Maximizing shelf-life and maintaining freshness and flavor naturally is a key consideration for packaging dates," said Waddah Alraad, the general manager at Royal Dates.
"Octal has been able to understand our requirements and translate them into crystal clear packaging solutions that confront the challenges we face in the ability to market and differentiate our dates so that customers can appreciate the actual quality of our products," he added.
Fast becoming the PET and food processing industry’s packaging supplier of choice, Octal’s DPET sheet, with its improved barrier properties, works effectively to package produce such as dates, said a senior official.
The sheet preserves contents from deterioration while providing high-impact shelf appeal especially for detailed printing designs in both vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) applications.
Ghassan Sawaya, the regional sales manager at Octal said its packaging material offers an environmentally conscious, re-usable and attractive packaging solution for dried fruits.
"Date packaging along with other initiatives is part and parcel of the company’s strategy to drive wholesale conversation of global product lines to PET packaging and introduce next generation applications that unlock a broad spectrum of advantages for producers, retails, consumers and the environment," he added.-TradeArabia News Service