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Canning & Retort Packaging

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, there has been 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.

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 the can from rusting.

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Made popular by MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), retort pouches offer the shelf life of metal cans, coupled with the texture and nutrient value associated with frozen foods. Our team of engineers, designers, and large network of suppliers deliver custom-printed flexible packaging designed to fit your needs. Custom options include flat pouches, stand-up pouches, full-color rotogravure print, zippers, notched tear strip and hang holes, and clear custom windows.

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.

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.

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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 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

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