• With the C-Cling, KM offers a home-compostable alternative to conventional plastic cling film. Image: KM Packaging
    With the C-Cling, KM offers a home-compostable alternative to conventional plastic cling film. Image: KM Packaging

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier, KM Packaging, has introduced a new alternative to cling film, its home-compostable C-Cling, which is clear, stretchy and sticky, and performs the same as conventional options.

The new C-Cling is ideal for the high-volume industrial packing of fruit and vegetables, and other fresh produce on trays. It is also suitable for catering and restaurants.

It is flexible in material and nature, from daily usage within catering businesses, to store and transport food safely, to protecting and preserving the quality and taste of food in the retail environment. 

“Cling film once revolutionised the way food was wrapped and kept fresh. And consumers in the 70s discovered a new skill as they mastered the art of unrolling the film, and sealing everything from fresh produce to their favourite workplace snacks,” the company said. 

“However, conventional cling film is often not recycled. This, for example, can be due to food contamination or restraints within collection or recycling systems.” 

C-Cling, which is made from bio-based renewable sources, is great for compostable trays to create a complete packaging solution, and, according to KM, is similarly versatile compared to plastic film. 

And, as well as being used to wrap fresh produce, KM said it is suitable for secondary packaging, such as pallet wrapping.

The product is part of the bio-plastic C-Range from KM, and is developed in partnership with Treetop Biopak, who specialises in providing innovative compostable packaging solutions. 

“C-Cling can be used on an industrial scale for the wrapping of multiple products, and is particularly helpful when the trays are also compostable,” said Amir Gross, owner of Treetop Biopak.

C-Cling film complies with EC food-contact Regulations 1935/2004 and 10/2011. It also complies with FDA regulation 21 CFR 177.1630, provided it is used subject to certain advised limitations and in good manufacturing practices.

The C-Range also includes:

  • C-Shrink: home-compostable shrink film that’s ideal for packaging of vegetables, bakery, and other foodstuffs, as well as bundling multi-packs and as a secondary wrap for packaged goods.
  • C-Stretch: a home-compostable stretch film that is 100 per cent bio-based from renewable resources, and has similar properties to PE/PVC film.
  • C-Tape: industrially-compostable adhesive tape that is made from bio-based sources and natural gum.
  • C-Bag: home-compostable bags suitable for fresh produce, bakery and meat.
  • C-Net: compostable extruded net for a wide range of applications. 

The C-Range enhances KM’s portfolio of sustainable flexible packaging solutions and offers customers a wider range of choice.

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