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Canning & Retort Packaging

Convenient and Sustainable Solutions

We offer support at every step of your canned and flexible food packaging process.


Food is a vital part of our lives and packaging plays a huge role in fulfilling our needs. Due to the increasingly busy schedules of consumers, we have seen an increase in the demand for convenient food options such as ready to eat or heat meals.

Over 200 years of design have gone into the preservation of food. Technological advancements in canning and polymers have allowed us to package food in a wide variety of mediums.

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Traditional Cans

The market for canned food packaging continues to grow driven by the need for convenience, the appealing recyclable properties of the cans, increase in shelf life and food safety.

Continued advancements in opening mechanisms and coatings help to preserve foods and prevent rusting.

Traditional Cans

Retort Pouches

Made popular by MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), this pouch offers the shelf life of metal cans, coupled with the texture and nutrient value associated with frozen foods. We have the capabilities to deliver you a custom-printed flexible package designed to your needs.

Options include flat and stand-up pouches, full color rotogravure print, zippers, notched tear strip and hang holes, and clear custom windows.

Retort Pouches

Aluminum Lined Pouches

Aluminum linings easily withstand temperatures up to 275°F. This lining delivers a very low OTR (oxygen transfer rate) that allows for a shelf life of up to 1 year at room temperature.

Retort Pouches - Aluminum Lining

Freezer Pouches

Self-venting microwave pouches are designed with a layer of coated polyester film to give the pouch the barrier properties needed for prepared foods. These innovative bags reheat frozen foods in the microwave easily using the natural steam from the product, enhancing flavor and freshness to the consumer.

Retort Pouches - Self-Venting

BRC Certification

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the leading trade association for the UK food industry. Although the BRC food safety standard began in the UK, it is now recognized as a global standard and considered a total quality management benchmark. To further our commitment to our customers and assure the quality of our cheese and dairy packaging products, our Wausau facility has achieved BRC certification.

Clients relying on Rocket for food contact packaging can expect products that follow a secure audited BRC certified supply chain that follows the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme. Learn more.

BRC Certification - Rocket Industrial

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