U.K.-based Linpac Packaging introduces two new lightweight PP films Lintop HB Lock Seal, HB Peelable for use in fresh meat, poultry, fish packaging; films offer oxygen barrier, anti-fog properties at less cost, lower carbon footprint
February 20, 2012
– Linpac Packaging has launched two new lightweight films that can be used to lower the cost and carbon footprint in packaging used for fresh meat, poultry and fish, reported Food Production Daily on Feb. 20.
The company, a subsidiary of Birmingham, England-based Linpac Group, said the new lightweight polypropylene (PP) films are made with less raw material and energy but do not sacrifice functionality.
The film weight is “optimum” to meet customers’ environmental commitments and still retain “optical and seal integrity required to ensure shelf appeal,” according to Linpac, Food Production Daily reported.
The new films, called Lintop PP HB Lock Seal and Lintop PP HB Peelable, work with all types of PP trays, but were designed to work best with Linpac’s own brands.
The lock seal is available in gauges of 35 microns -- which the company says is one of the lowest gauges on the market -- or 42 microns, reported Food Production Daily.
In terms of anti-fog qualities, Linpac says its lock seal film outperforms other films but its peelable film is in line with the market. The peelable film’s oxygen barrier is also similar to the competition.
Anti-fog qualities help to display produce “in the best possible way,” while oxygen barrier properties extend shelf life, said Erwan Cadoret, product manager for barrier films at Linpac Packaging in Pontivy, France.
The films are made in France and have been commercially available since 2011.
The primary source of this article is Food Production Daily, Montpellier, France, on Feb. 20, 2012.