Biodegradable food trays and molding materials

Biodegradable food trays and molding materials

Biodegradable food trays and molding materials
Ahlstrom-Munksjö NatureMold™ is a Genuine Vegetable Parchment based molding material for environmentally friendly food packaging and bake-and-serve applications.
  • Performance: High temperature resistance , Grease resistance , High internal bond , No loose fibers 
  • Green: biodegradable, certified home compostable, low carbon footprint 
  • Differentiation: FDA/BfR approved colors , ink free patterning, branding & security

Ahlstrom-Munksjö NatureMold™ is a sustainable molding material which has many benefits:

  • It is made from renewable raw materials and is biodegradable and compostable according EN 13432 and OK Compost HOME standards (TÜV Austria)
  • By design Genuine Vegetable Parchment provides excellent grease resistance and outstanding wet strength.
  • For extra release, a coating is possible.
  • This versatile material works all the way the from food production line to industrial freezers, and from home freezer to oven or microwave to the end-consumer’s table.
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö NatureMold™ has a wide recommended utilization temperature range: from -40˚C/F to 220˚C/428˚F

Ahlstrom-Munksjö NatureMold™ has two variants: Classic and Doublet

  • Classic, which is made out of 100% Genuine Vegetable Parchment (GVP), is flexible and strong and is most suitable for bakery applications (up to 150 GSM in one layer)
  • Doublet is a laminated paperboard and GVP structure, suitable for thermoforming food trays and containers for ready-meals, pizza, bake-and-serve trays and service counter/deli/takeaway applications

Both variants offer flexible re-heating properties: whether in a traditional oven for up to 2 hours at 220˚C, the microwave or cooking ovens, Ahlstrom-Munksjö NatureMold™ is built for convenience.

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Product Material Usages Converting Lidding
Classic A single layer of 100% Genuine Vegetable Parchment most suited to Bakery applications

Classic is suitable for rolled rim converting
Strong and flexible, Classic will not dent before or after the product is packed
Parchment provides excellent runnability during processing and will denest easily
The 100% cellulose based substrate will not cause false positive results in metal detectors

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Doublet Laminated paperboard and Genuine Vegetable Parchment structure suitable for thermoforming food trays and containers for frozen and chilled ready-meals, pizza, bake-and-serve trays and foodservice applications: service counter/deli/take-away Doublet can be used both for thermoforming or folding, depending on end use requirements

The material allows several lidding options depending on whether or not the material is treated for additional release/nonstick properties

  • Flow packs (easy release coating possible)
  • Heat sealed PET film lidding
  • PET coated board lid
    Rigid plastic lid

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