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KM Packaging 'seals future of lidding'

14 August 2012

KM Packaging Services is celebrating 15 years since the development of its lidding film technology for smooth wall aluminium trays, which is said to be used by the food manufacturing industry

Fuelled by the growth in the convenience food market and increase in the uptake of foil trays, KM Packaging's cutting edge film technology has demonstrated its superior seal performance and made it the perfect lidding solution for today's smooth wall aluminium foil containers.

Not only has KM Packaging been able to deliver in terms of product quality and establish itself as the market leader in lidding film technology for foil trays but the company has also developed a wide range of lidding solutions for other tray materials including APET, CPET, Paperboard, PP, PVC, and PS.

KM Packaging has combined its food processing knowledge and technical raw material expertise to develop a sophisticated blend of chemical polymers, which has resulted in a range films that are able to not only provide better, more reliable sealing but also help extend shelf-life and improve overall product appearance.

With the food sector continuing to diversify, the role of lidding films is also evolving. Although their primary role will always be to deliver ultimate product safety, the industry now expects them to have optimum functionality, improved consumer usability and superior clarity.

Working in close collaboration with a network of raw material providers and film manufacturing experts, KM Packaging's technical and graphics teams are dedicated to researching the latest industry trends, which ensures that its carefully designed films are able to meet the latest requirements and withstand different processing environments.

The company's forward thinking approach to business and its commitment to delivering exceptional customer service has earned itself a global reputation as a leading provider of reliable lidding solutions and enabled KM Packaging to benefit from an impressive year on year growth.

As part of the company's strategy for next year it will be looking to further develop its anti-fog, ovenable and perforated lidding options for extended shelf-life and in response to market demand the company will also be exploring the opportunities of down gauging particular lidding solutions.

Alongside this, KM Packaging will also be expanding its Superguard range of products. This collection of products offers exceptional toughness and impact resistance, enabling customers to avoid the requirement of outer sleeves or boxes. In addition these Superguard films have the option to be supplied with high gas barrier, and retort processing capabilities,
thereby offering its customers the ability to extend shelf life.

With such extensive plans for the future, KM Packaging continues to strengthen its workforce, with the recent appointment of a technical manager who will oversee product development and ensure that the company continues to deliver the high level of tech back-up and customer service that is expected.

KM Packaging's research and development department holds an impressive selection of films, trays and other forms of packaging materials, all available for product testing during dedicated trials. Fully equipped with sealing, cooking, chilling and freezing facilities, this testing area enables a range of trials to be undertaken to ensure the lidding film and tray or container format are compatible and also satisfy the manufacturer's budgetary and aesthetic requirements.

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