Sealed Air introduces CT-311 shrink film for produce packaging with anti-fogging properties, microwave compatibility; product enables packagers to use less material and consume less energy compared with 60-gauge PVC films
June 6, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– Sealed Air Corp. has added its new CT-311 new shrink film, primarily for fresh produce packaging, to its Cryovac Technology (CT) line of shrink films, Plastics Today reported on June 5.
The film, reportedly the first of its kind, is thinner than typical 60-gauge PVC films, reducing material usage by up to 20% and material weight by up to 67% per eight-oz. package. Third-party evaluations also found it to have both a lower carbon footprint and cumulative energy demand by 64% compared with 60-gauge films.
CT-311 is plasticizer-free and microwave-safe. It is also recyclable at select locations and prevents fogging on its inner surface, all qualities that face growing consumer demand. At the same time, the film maintains protective qualities against contamination, a priority in produce packaging.
The primary source of this article is Plastics Today, Santa Monica, California, on June 5, 2014. Click here to view the primary source’s version of the article.