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Preserving quality and extending shelf life are critical to the success of food packing companies. The ability to deliver higher quality products that stay fresher longer is a tremendous competitive advantage and a necessity for demanding consumers.


At General Films, we provide flexible film solutions for various types of food packaging, including cheese, fresh meat and crackers, cookies, cakes, cereal, frozen foods, and other goods that require a barrier bag. We specialize in flexible packaging for institutional cheese applications including short- and long-hold bags for 40 lb. to 640 lb. cheese blocks and liners for 500 lb. cheese barrels. Our product is stiff, abrasion-resistant, and won’t stretch. Plus, our flexible film solutions are designed to support your operations by increasing throughput and reducing downtime.

Meat, Cheese, Nuts, Spices, and More
  • Our Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) and Barrier Films bags and films are used for diverse food and meat applications. For case-ready applications, we offer medium and high barrier options. Because we can customize the film to accommodate various gas, flavor, and aroma requirements, these products can significantly extend product life.

Bulk Cheese Packaging
  • ​General Films manufactures institutional bulk cheese packaging for 40 lb. blocks; 500 lb. barrel lines, and or 640 lb. sheets and sleeves (tubes). Our cheese packaging films provide excellent oxygen transmission (OTR) values for both long and short-hold applications.  In addition, this 9-layer coextruded barrier film is available in clear and or colored and exceeds all FDA requirements for institutional cheese packaging.   Its ease of machinability, toughness, and low heat sealability, make this a versatile and cost-effective solution for all your short and long-hold product needs. > READ MORE  

Produce Film

  • ​Precut lettuce, salad mix, and other produce enjoy longer shelf life, excellent taste, color, and freshness with General Films coextruded film or bag produce packaging. We can design oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor barriers for each specific product. Plus, a wide heat seal range assures quick and tight vacuum closures. And we have a complete line of vertical form fill and seal film for precut produce packaging.

Contact Freezer plate/Crust Films

  • Our coextruded freezer plate/crust films are ideal for demanding IQF applications. FDA-approved for poultry to seafood, our freezer plate/crust film exhibits exceptional stiffness and toughness with less elongation and tear.

Grains Packaging

  • General Films manufactures custom-engineered VFFS film for the grain product category and where a moisture barrier is a must.  Whether that is cookies, cake mix, cereals, rice, or seasonings, General Films offers a high moisture barrier product that will keep your packaging fresh. With a blended HDPE coextruded film, let General Film provide you with a cost-effective offering and superior performance and value. 

“Besides the consistent quality of General Films’ products, their customer service is a major benefit.”
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When you ask me what I would tell others about General Films, I'd say they have good quality products, they listen to the customer, they help us solve problems, they react quickly, and their prices are fair. 

Craig Colonno, Purchasing Director & Ice Cream Mix Manager, Anderson Erickson Dairy

Custom Coextruded Film Specification Sheets For Food Processors

  • BG/2M

  • SM/2M

  • H2/BL

  • LB-725

  • LB-730

  • PV/40

  • PR-2/175

  • CB Film

Savings Focus

Can I use coextruded films in laminations or replace laminated films to lower packaging costs? > READ MORE

We Meet or Exceed Government Standards

Third-party auditors regularly inspect General Films to ensure compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and all applicable HAACP program requirements. We submit film samples to independent laboratories each month for microbiological testing. And we are inspected by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to ensure compliance with the Interstate Milk Shippers standards, as prescribed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For these reasons, you can depend on General Films fluid milk dairy packaging to meet the highest industry standards.

> CLICK HERE  to learn more about how our packaging solutions are suited to meeting your processing needs.

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