Dual ovenable lidding films have revolutionized the way people cook food today. These food packaging designs offer several benefits to consumers, food service suppliers and retailers, such as:
- Improved safety
- Increased convenience
- Better quality
Let’s take a closer look at these benefits and how the right adhesive is important to dual ovenable lidding film success.
What are Dual Ovenable Lidding Films?
Dual ovenable lidding films are clear plastic films used in packaging entrees or side dishes. They allow the film to be kept on the product while the food is cooked and can go in both microwave and conventional ovens.
Ideally suited for fresh or refrigerated foods, dual ovenable lidding films also help protect the food during its shipping, distribution and shelf life.
Recently, this type of flexible packaging has gained popularity as people’s lifestyles have shifted. Today’s consumers appreciate easy, single serving meals that can be prepared quickly and easily. Dual ovenable lidding films help make that possible. They also offer:
These films offer a “no touch” cooking option. Food products can simply go directly from the freezer to the oven without actually being touched. This aspect helps avoid product contamination and spilling potential inside microwaves and conventional ovens.
They also have the capability to remain cool to the touch, which aids in user safety.
Dual ovenable lidding films allow for already-prepared food products that are cooked directly in their packaging. This feature helps greatly reduce preparation and cooking time for consumers and food service suppliers.
Additionally, the easy, peelable lidding allows for convenient access to the food product.
Furthermore, these films allow for easy product display for consumers and for food to be cooked directly within them. This ability helps tenderize the meat, as it cooks in its own juices, boosting flavor and food quality.
Smart Adhesives for Dual Ovenable Lidding Films
It’s important to use the right adhesive for sealing dual ovenable lidding films. For example, the right product:
- Allows the film to self vent, or release steam as the food cooks
- Has a broad seal range
- Is FDA approved for direct food contact
- Possesses excellent seal through food particles
- Offers an easy and smooth peel
Bostik offers a line of VITEL® resins, which are linear, saturated, copolyester resins ideal for dual ovenable lidding applications. To learn more about these products, call 800-7-BOSTIK.