Sealed Air brings fresh clarity to lightweight Cryovac® PP chilled food packaging with Millad® NX™ 8000
June 13, 2013
Ghent, Belgium – Sealed Air Corporation is offering a range of lightweight PP trays and pots with high clarity for chilled foods thanks to Milliken’s clarifying innovation Millad® NX™ 8000.
Sealed Air’s choice of Millad NX 8000 to up the clarity benchmark of its thermoformed Cryovac® lidded trays and pots for meats, salads and other fresh produce, means food processors can benefit from the reduced packaging weight and lower carbon footprint of PP compared to alternative materials without comprising on packaging transparency or performance.
Due to its low density, PP packaging is typically 10 – 30% lighter and has a 24% lower carbon footprint than APET, for example, while offering the same strength and rigidity (Source: Intertek). Less material usage contributes to less post-consumer waste production too. Sealed Air’s Cryovac containers are nonbrittle and break without sharp edges. The inherent higher heat resistance of PP trays and containers allows them to be reheated and also laminated in heat-sealing machinery without cracking or warping.
PP is readily recyclable and straightforward to separate from other materials in the recycling chain, lending itself to re-use as food packaging or, through energy recovery, as a valuable source of energy.
Sealed Air’s customers have responded favorably to the company’s success in moving the clarity standard of its PP packaging upwards. By using Millad NX 8000, Sealed Air has also benefited from processing advantages in its production chain.
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