SEALED Air has announced it has created a new thermoforming packaging solution said to defy the traditionally thick and heavy properties of THF materials.
Designed to help food processors improve efficiencies and sustainability, the firm revealed the new CRYOVAC brand LID830R is a thin, anti-fog top lid film that can reduce packaging weight by up to 50% when compared to ‘widely used’ laminates.
The thermoforming film is pnly 33 microns thick.
Stephanie Poole, senior BDM & retail manager, food packaging at Sealed Air, said, “The new LID830R is a game-changer for thermoforming applications. It provides food processors with the opportunity to significantly reduce packaging weight, while still achieving excellent levels of protection and a glossy top lid that perfectly presents food with complete clarity.”
Sealed Air added that the thinner, lighter LID830R means more material per square metre can be wound onto rolls. This helps to increase production uptime and reduces storage and transportation requirements.
Stephanie added, “Reducing the thickness of thermoforming films really shows how sustainability benefits can be achieved beyond the more well-known forms of improving environmental performance such as recycling. Thinner films can better optimise processes and transportation throughout supply chains to reduce carbon emissions, while also cutting the overall usage of packaging material.”
The LID830R is suitable for a range of thermoforming applications including fresh fish and seafood, fresh, processed and smoked meats, and cheese and ready meals.