Ready-made meals and sauces with high fat content and strong colours often have an undesired side effect on the packaging they leave stains. An attractive appearance and long shelf life are two key factors in convenience food, This new retort packaging ensures the highest barrier properties whilst sustaining opacity and enabling high-quality designs. Pouches have gained more and more importance, as they are convenient, safe and attractive packaging solutions for the food, pet-food and non-food sector. Eye-catching appearances at the point of sale are mandatory to successfully differentiate from competitors on the market. Trendsetting designs nowadays contain widespread white areas or light colours, presenting challenges for retort packaging. An innovative material concept, offers customers excellent barrier and filling properties as well as a stainless appearance of colour-intense products. The growing demands of the convenience food market have triggered several innovations in packaging in recent years. A major advantage of this innovation is that it can be filled and processed in the same way as standard pouches. The special laminate not only guarantees highest safety and mechanical resistance but also offers an additional feature it ensures the straight and easy tear-away opening of the pouch. The special material structure has excellent barrier properties for instance against oxygen transmission. Throughout the retort process, the laminate retains its attractive appearance and prevents grease stains and discolouring even with white designs. Thanks to the high opacity an attractive visual appearance is guaranteed during the entire shelf life of the product. The novel material structure also enables a clean and straight tearing of the pouch, which is especially advantageous with sauces. Subsequently, the Anti-Staining-Pouch is the ideal packaging solution for ready-made tomato, curry or chilli dishes with high fat content and intense colours as well as the pet food industry.