Three packaging manufacturers are aligning to offer a new kind of flexible produce packaging for North American and European customers.

Chicago-based Exopack, Germany-based Kobusch and Netherlands-based PerfoTec are entering an alliance to help advance a PerfoTec process that helps extend packaged fresh produce shelf life, according to a news release.

Exopack manufactures flexible packaging while Kobusch constructs hard and flexible packaging.

The partnersip will help market produce respiration measuring equipment that’s part of a process offered by PerfoTec, a producer of modified atmosphere packaging, according to the release.

The alliance allows Exopack and Kobusch to expand film offerings to fresh produce customers in North America and Europe while PerfoTec will be responsible for manufacturing respiration meters and laser perforation equipment and software, according to the release.