September 10, 2020

KM Packaging releases new range of mono-polymer packaging lids

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has launched a new range of mono-polymer material lidding films, made from polypropylene (PP), that is designed for recyclability. 

The sustainable films seal and peel to PP and PE-lined PP trays and can be used during microwave cooking as well as being suitable for ambient, chilled, or frozen applications. 

Part of KM’s K Peel range, it allows food manufacturers to meet the growing demand, particularly from supermarkets, for mono material packaging that is designed for recycling.

The lidding films are ideal for the packaging of poultry, meat and chilled prepared foods. Features include:

  • Mono structure made of one material type.
  • Designed for recyclability.
  • Ideal for use during food preparation and microwave cooking.
  • Peelable from the tray.
  • Suitable for ambient, chilled, or frozen applications.
  • Exceptional transparency.
  • Excellent anti-fog capability.
  • Available with or without barrier.

The new PP lidding film is also designed for recycling around the world, with some countries already having well-developed recycling infrastructures for polyolefin (polyethylene and polypropylene) plastics. 

And the new “Designing for a Circular Economy” guidelines from CEFLEX focus on polyolefin-based flexible packaging. This is due to the material making up an estimated 70-80% of the flexible packaging waste stream and because the ability to sort and mechanically recycle it is already proven at an industrial scale in Europe. 

KM Packaging’s main purpose is to “protect, present, preserve.” That is delivering the best packaging solutions by:

  • Protecting products throughout the entire process, from factory to table.
  • Presenting food in a way that is attractive, professional, and recognizable.
  • Preserving food and extending shelf-life across the food industry.

Graham said: “The main goal of our packaging is to look after and protect food. We don’t compromise on that. But we’re also trying to make sure it’s designed for recyclability and, when appropriate, it’s thinner and lighter. These are big drivers in our product-development process.”

The new polypropylene lidding film products follow KM’s recent launch of all-polyester (PET), weld-seal, mono-material lidding films within its K Seal range. 

Both solutions are designed for recyclability and will allow customers to avoid putting multi-layer trays and films with different plastics combined into the market.

At KM Packaging, we engineer reliable packaging solutions for the produce, ambient, chilled and frozen convenience food markets as well as for confectionery and snacks. Offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of lidding films available on the global market today, we work closely with customers to find the right packaging solution to ensure their products are protected, presented, and preserved.

For more details, visit www.kmpackaging.com


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