Europe’s leading multi-material food packaging company, LINPAC Packaging, has launched a trio of premium films for the protein industry as part of their Fresh Thinking innovation strategy.
The LINtop Star lidding films for use in MAP applications signal a ‘new generation’ of high barrier shrink lidding films to be manufactured by the company. They have been designed to work with LINPAC’s own LINfresh EPS MAP and Rfresh/Fresh PET/PE trays as well as all standard high barrier EPS and rigid trays.
The films, which are all manufactured LINPAC Packaging’s Pontivy site in France, are available with either a PE or PP sealant and the excellent oxygen barrier extends product shelf life, helping both retailers and consumers reduce food waste and spoilage – an increasing concern across the market place as food prices grow.
“Our Fresh Thinking innovation strategy is about ensuring that LINPAC Packaging is developing products which our customers and their customers demand, offering them a wider choice of packaging solutions for different applications,” said Erwan Cadoret, product manager barrier films at LINPAC Packaging. “The launch of these films mark a step forward in the manufacture and supply of a new generation of thin high barrier lidding films in line with current market trends.”
The LINtop Star HB range, comprising LINtop Star PE HB, LINtop Star PE CXI and LINtop Star PE CXO, has a thinner gauge and has been designed with outstanding optics, controlled shrink and superior anti-fog properties, giving high quality product presentation and protection to appeal to retailers.
The longer reels, resulting in 33% less machine downtime, and higher machine throughputs will be an attractive feature of the films to packers. They have been designed to work with existing manual and high speed automatic tray sealers, from small to fully equipped thermoforming lines, and seal through contamination to ensure a safe and secure pack is created.
Erwan Cadoret said “The sustainable and environmental credentials of these films will appeal to food manufacturers, retailers and consumers. At LINPAC Packaging we are innovating to produce high quality products with less material and these new films are an example of that in practice.
“The optimal use of raw materials, combined with a low gauge and high oxygen barrier to increase product shelf life, is a fantastic illustration of LINPAC Packaging’s commitment to developing fresh, high quality products which are fit for purpose while minimising our environmental footprint and that of our customers.
“LINPAC Packaging is an established leader in the food packaging industry for manufacturing trays and film products. We are always looking at ways to support and make life easier for our customers; our LINtop Star range of films is an ideal partner to many of our popular LINfresh and Rfresh/Fresh trays, resulting in a high performing complete packaging solution.”
Notes to editors
For retailers, packers and food service clients, LINPAC Packaging is an international market leader in the production of primary fresh food packaging and food service solutions. We are a multi material technology provider operating across a network of 16 manufacturing sites and 23 sales operations servicing 37 countries. We champion the reduction of food waste by delivering innovative and efficient packaging solutions. With over 40 years of experience in food packaging safety and security, LINPAC Packaging is the most trusted brand in today’s market.
LINPAC Packaging is part of the LINPAC Group of companies – see www.linpacpackaging.com – and in the UK delivers to the protein, bakery, fruit & produce and food service markets from Featherstone and St Helens and has its global headquarters at Featherstone, West Yorkshire. For further information about LINPAC Packaging: Telephone + 44 (0) 1977 692111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org