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Mondi: Microwavable packaging
According to research, steaming in the microwave is one of the healthiest ways of preparing food because the short cooking time preserves vitamins and minerals along with flavour, colour and texture. Mondi SteamPack® provides all these benefits and offers the utmost flexibility to food producers.
Mondi SteamPack® is a microwaveable packaging with a self-venting function, produced with a hot-melt adhesive, for frozen, chilled and ambient-temperature food. The intelligent SteamPack® is also suitable for high-barrier modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). Furthermore, the steam valve can be applied to a multitude of different packaging solutions, such as pillow bags, stand-up pouches, lidding films or VFFS solutions. “Depending on customer requirements, the microwaveable packaging is manufactured from different base materials,” explains James Warren, Managing Director of Mondi Scunthorpe Ltd. “Our flexible and intelligent concept allows us to use materials with the highest barrier properties for MAP applications. Moreover, the number of micro-holes can be varied to adjust the pressure as needed.” The laser micro-perforation pattern can also be modified to provide either rows of holes in the machine direction or groups of holes in a fixed position. These packaging solutions can be processed on standard filling machines without the need for any additional investment – reflecting the principle of a plug-and-play system. Thanks to the high flexibility as regards the number of micro-perforations and the positioning of the valve, Mondi SteamPack® ensures maximum seal integrity and optimal cooking results.
High-quality, high-resolution printing in up to eight colours gives rise to an eye-catching presentation at the point of sale. Consumers benefit from healthy and vitamin-rich food preparation as well as the easy opening or peeling features of their ready-made meals. This innovative packaging solution has many applications, ranging from rice, pasta, ready meals, fish and soups to chips, popcorn and many more.
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