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Frozen Food Packaging from TiroPak Protects What's Inside, Projects Outside.



Customized packaging for coated frozen food products in polypropylene foam known as XPP XPP Windows XP Professional (Microsoft)
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 is available from the TiroPak unit of Bakel, Holland-headquartered Convenience Foods Systems (Fax: 31-492-343-234). The environmentally-friendly barrier base film allows for easy peel opening when combined with high gloss BOPP/PE lidding film, which is said to cost 7% to 40% less than folding cartons and 65% less than CPET CPET Central Point of Expertise on Timber (UK)
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 trays in cartons.

Made in Romont, Switzerland, the TiroFreeze microwaveable frozen food packaging system last year received a Montell Worldwide Innovation Award. Judges praised it for outstanding "stand-up stand·up or stand-up  
adj.
1. Standing erect; upright: a standup collar.

2. Taken, done, or used while standing: a standup supper; a standup bar.
 display" characteristics in freezer cabinets as well as insulation properties that make it possible for consumers to handle packaging immediately after heating without wearing protective oven mitts.

They added: "High melt strength Pro-fax PF-814 resin allows extrusion of foam sheet which is thermoformed from reel stock to make smart use of polypropylene's `memory effect.' The system epitomizes current market trends -- microwaveability, long shelf-life, space-saving storage, high quality printed lidding film, and environmental savings."

Tiromat trays also pass product drop tests with high marks. That's because non-brittle trays retrieve their original shape even after being dropped in a -25 degrees C environment.

Demand is said to be growing in Europe for this type of recyclable, ultra-thin transparent silicon oxide film packaging, which has a source reduction factor of 40%. It is designed to-go straight into the microwave oven after the consumer pokes a few holes in the lid to vent steam.

TiroPak is marketing both the packaging material and Powerpak machinery with tooling, sandwich heater and plug forming that shapes food containers. The system may be re-tooled to change or compartmentalize com·part·men·tal·ize  
tr.v. com·part·men·tal·ized, com·part·men·tal·iz·ing, com·part·men·tal·iz·es
To separate into distinct parts, categories, or compartments: "You learn . . .
 tray configurations as desired. Brand name labeling on bottom webbing is optional.

A wide spectrum of package colors ranging from spring green XPP to silver black are available to help differentiate products on retail shelving shelv·ing  
n.
1. Shelves considered as a group.

2. Material for shelves.

3. An incline; a slope.


shelving
Noun

1. material for shelves

2.
. For example, fish could be color coordinated in blue film, while chicken might go in a citrus- yellow package.

TiroPak reports a lot of interest in the packaging from frozen food producers in Italy as well as poultry

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Politically correct politically correct Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but  ice cream lovers used to "grooving" on Ben & Jerry's super premium line will soon be "grooving" even more: the company has decided to repackage re·pack·age  
tr.v. re·pack·aged, re·pack·ag·ing, re·pack·ag·es
To package again or anew, especially in a more attractive package.



re·pack
 its products in environmentally-friendly unbleached paperboard.

"We're hoping that what we call the `Eco-Pint' will become the new industry standard for ice cream containers," said Andrea Asch, manager of natural resource use for Ben & Jerry's. Beginning with its World's Best[TM] Vanilla, the Burlington, Vermont Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. With a population of 38,889, the city is the core of one of the nation's smaller metropolitan areas, and is also the smallest U.S. , USA-based company plans to switch a "significant portion" of its containers by the end of this year.

Why unbleached paperboard? Because the chlorine used in production of bleached paper and paperboard combines with other materials to produce a witch's brew of organochlorine or·gan·o·chlo·rine
n.
Any of various hydrocarbon pesticides, such as DDT, that contain chlorine.
 chemicals -- including highly toxic highly toxic Occupational medicine adjective Referring to a chemical that 1. Has a median lethal dose–LD50 of ≤ 50 mg/kg when administered orally to 200-300 g albino rats 2.  compounds and carcinogens Carcinogens
Substances in the environment that cause cancer, presumably by inducing mutations, with prolonged exposure.

Mentioned in: Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer
 like dioxins -- that end up in the waste water discharged by paper mills. So says the environmental group Greenpeace.

Ben & Jerry's wanted to make a change since 1996, but the company had trouble sourcing unbleached paperboard that would meet commercial and Food and Drug Administration standards. Nobody had ever produced such packaging for ice cretan before, said Michael Brink, manager of packaging development for Ben & Jerry's, and the project thus "posed unique challenges."

After what Asch called a "global search" for a supplier, Ben & Jerry's found Riverwood International, an Atlanta, Georgia, USA paper mill that agreed to develop the new packaging material. But it took more than two years to develop containers of unbleached brown kraft paperboard with an exterior clay coating that can be printed with the familiar company logo. The containers are being printed and formed by Sweetheart Cup Co.

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