Terphane, a specialty polyester films producer, is showcasing its newest products designed to increase consumer appeal, shelf life, and product sustainability at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Convention and Expo. Terphane will be featuring Sealphane® films alongside the new Ecophane sustainable film line with PCR composition.
“Sealphane® films are highly transparent and have anti-fog functionality, enabling the consumer to view the product and enjoy high-quality printed images—even when the product is exhibited in refrigerated shelves,” said Mike Nickens, North American sales manager.
Terphane’s booth, 2503A, will highlight the latest innovations for fresh food packaging. “The Sealphane® line is a good solution to maximize the product’s shelf life, minimize waste, and increase the perception of value in each product,” explained Nickens.
Sealphane® also has films with peelable seals with reduced shredding, making them very consumer friendly. Sealphane® films can improve shelf life for fresh foods, guaranteeing the products’ integrity during transportation and storage, thus avoiding waste.
In addition, the possibility of stacking the packages allows for more packages to occupy less space. These films are highly versatile and can be exposed to temperatures from -40°F to 410°F for packages that go from freezer to oven.
“Terphane polyester films are ideal as covers of trays with an easy-open feature,” added Nickens. In the Sealphane® line there are sealable films for different types of trays, including PP, PE, APET, rPET, CPET-APET, APET-PE, PS, pulp, smooth-walled foil, and coated paperboard.
Sealphane® films are approved for direct food contact by international standards. Any coatings used are water-based. In addition, all Sealphane® films and many other options are now available with post-consumer resins in Terphane’s new Ecophane film line.
“ We are now able to create a PET film with a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled PET in its composition,” explained Marcos Vieira, global R&D director of Terphane. This technological expertise has resulted in more than 10 different types of Ecophane films becoming available for a wide variety of applications.
While guaranteeing a lower use of new raw materials, Terphane’s new Ecophane films are also aligned with the circular economy concept: disposable PET packaging and other products are collected, recycled, and become new packaging.
“The development of Ecophane not only follows the sustainability metrics established by Terphane, but also fulfills brand owners’ search for more sustainable packaging,” added Nickens.
Due to its light weight, flexible packaging also reduces environmental impact and offers great advantages for product storage and transportation costs.
“Flexible packaging is leading the discussion about sustainable packaging. Other than some issues regarding the recycling chain, flexible packaging is today’s ‘perfect choice’ in terms of being a sustainable solution in the market. The new Ecophane films close the loop for using disposable post-consumer packaging that can be recycled again,” stated Vieira.
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