Demand for improved product performance, versatility and sustainability continues to drive new innovations in packaging materials. Two new options from Clear Lam Packaging include:
◾Metalized Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Rollstock for Form-Fill-Seal Equipment: Featuring a metallic appearance, PET film materials for Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) equipment or industrial thermoformers are available in silver or can be custom made in gold, ruby or green. The new Metalized PET Rollstock offers improved temperature resistance for hot fill applications. It also has a 30 % wider thermoforming window than standard PET materials, so it works well with machines using either contact heaters or radiant heaters. In addition, the material can be easily sealed with lidding films to extend product shelf life. This PET plastic is recyclable with other colored or pigmented polyester bottles or trays. Applications for the Metalized PET Rollstock include condiments, dips, sauces, meats, cheeses, deli and produce platters, and premium bakery containers.
◾PET Lidding Films: Clear Lam introduces the new SealChoice product family for ready-to-eat foods, a growing segment demanding better performing and lower cost lidding films that seal to PET containers. These films are designed for superior wet and contamination sealing to PET trays, cups or platters. When compared to similar laminates made from flexible materials, this film provides a 28 to 42 % improvement in bond strength. Made in the U.S., the SealChoice family of films is also priced lower than competing films imported from the Far East. Printable with anti-fog and barrier properties, the material can be run on tray sealing or form-fill-seal equipment. Applications include deli dips, prepared meal and snack kits, and fresh produce items.
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