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Steam valve technology set to transform meal times

10 June 2011

A partnership between two industry leaders has given rise to a new steam valve technology that is set to revolutionise convenience cooking

LPF Flexible Packaging has teamed up with Avery Dennison, a leader in pressure-sensitive technology, to deliver a modern cooking concept called FlexisTM Steam.

FlexisTM Steam is a pressure-sensitive valve that can be applied to most flexible food packaging, lidding films or moulded containers for the purpose of steaming or cooking convenience food in a microwave or oven.

LPF applies the steam-release valve in register using a labelling machine. It then uses a high-precision laser engraver to make the cut or perforation, which minimises the risk of reel contamination.

FlexisTM Steam provides a hermetic seal that initially protects the contents of the product and becomes self-venting during the cooking process to maximise consumer efficiency. The technology also regulates a gradual temperature balance throughout the cooking process to maintain food quality.

Other benefits include same-way opening and venting away from the ‘grab area’ of the product to minimise risk of injury to the consumer when removing hot ready meals from the microwave or oven.

The concept is compatible with most packaging films and can be seamlessly integrated into the package design in either a clear or printed form. The steam valve can be used in packaging for ready meals, snacks, vegetables and other products.

Ron Harland, sales manager at LPF, said: “The FlexisTM Steam valve is a fantastic new concept and is already proving to be a real winner with some of our existing and potential customers.

“As an innovator in our field, we worked closely with Avery Dennison, which is renowned for its ingenuity and superior service, to develop a market-leading product that would bring real benefits to the consumer.

“From stand-up-pouch snack products to film-lidded ready meals, the steam release valve ensures that a steady temperature balance and heating process takes place so that food is cooked to perfection every time.”

LPF Flexible Packaging is part of Clondalkin Group Flexible Packaging Division’s Laminated and Coated Products Business Unit, specialising in multi-layer gravure-printed laminates, with its state-of-the-art rotogravure and laminating machines ensuring top quality packaging.


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