The patent-pending, dual-ovenable LumiLid BXL5 and LumiLid BXLLS films contain more than 50% bio-based content, consume fewer petroleum resources and contain no solvents. Low seal-initiation temperature reduces energy requirements on packaging lines. The film and sealant layers in the multilayer structure deliver oxygen barrier and a secure seal, even through contaminated seal areas, and peel cleanly from virtually any rigid tray material. Primary applications for the clear film include refrigerated or frozen side dishes and entrees that are heated for cooking or serving, as well as dry food and dairy products. Films are FDA-compliant for use with oven temperatures up to 400 deg F for 30 mins and meet sanitation requirements of FDA’s Interstate Milk Shippers program.
The judges agreed that 50% bio-based content is an impressive accomplishment and liked the energy savings potential of the lower seal-initiation temperature. One member of the panel observed: “It’s the right material at the right time. The demand for convenience foods is growing, and this meets the marketplace’s need for sustainability.”
The Sustainability Competition recognizes equipment, materials or processes that reduce environmental impact, minimize energy usage or waste, and/or increase recycling. It’s part of AIMCAL’s larger awards program, which includes Technology of the Year and Web-Coated Product of the Year competitions.
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