From: Packaging News
KM Packaging has launched a lidding range designed to overcome food manufacturers’ challenges when working in demanding tray sealing conditions.
Part of the K Peel family of highly versatile peelable polyester lidding films, “the solution conquers the sealing and contamination challenges created when packing tricky foodstuffs, such as oily products, processed vegetables, pasta and sauces.”
Key features of K Peel PLUS+ are the heavier heat seal coating and wide sealing range, delivering enhanced performance in both hot and cold conditions. Sealing to APET, RPET, CPET, Mono CPET and PP trays as well as PET and Epoxy lacquered aluminium trays and PET lined pressed board trays. The range of lidding films can be used for a multitude of food applications including ambient, chilled and frozen, is dual ovenable and available with or without anti-fog. Even when no contamination issues are present, K Peel PLUS+ delivers a firmer, stronger peel-minimising loss and food waste in the supply chain.
Nigel Down, head of technical at KM Packaging, said: “K Peel PLUS+ enables us to deliver a broad range of high performance solutions that combine a heavier heat seal coating with excellent transparency, clarity and print properties. We can therefore tailor solutions for our customers’ specific sealing conditions without compromising on pack functionality and performance.
“This results in real, measurable benefits including time and cost savings, as well as enhanced presentation, so important in today’s dynamic retail environment. K Peel PLUS+ provides effective and reliable seal performance when other solutions simply fail to meet the standard.”
To meet the needs of a wide range of pack applications, K Peel PLUS+ is available in thicknesses from 16-40 microns and is particularly relevant to manufacturers where there is a high risk of food contamination of the tray flange or a unique tray design is being considered.