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KM Packaging Services has launched a new lidding film which offers enhanced seal integrity and puncture resistance.

The KPeel Flex Pet film has, in part, been designed to drive down food waste in the manufacturing and supply chain, according to the company.

KM Packaging’s commercial director Graham Holding quoted figures from the Waste & Resources Action Programme, which stated that the total volume of food waste increased by 4.4 per cent between 2012 and 2015 despite targets intended to turn the tide.

"While the food industry itself is responsible for only a proportion of this waste, it’s believed that poor or damaged packaging is a notable contributor," he said.

"KPeel Flex Pet is a real breakthrough in technology that we are confident provides a robust, reliable solution to protect all manner of foodstuffs, and it is rapidly becoming a go-to film for demanding sealing requirements.”

The film offers high impact resistance even in frozen conditions, and is suited to applications where food is pre-baked or cooked in a tray before film sealing takes place.

Compatible with Cpet, Apet, PVC and coated foil trays, KPeel Flex Pet copes well with food contamination on the tray rim, as well as any tray distortion caused by the pre-bake/cook process.

Available in 42, 52 and 62 microns, KPeel Flex Pet can be specified as standard or high barrier.

Offering strong hot and cold peels, the film provides a high-clarity solution that's also suitable for microwave cooking, and will retain robust seal integrity during cooling, storage, distribution and retail.

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