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Solutions For Food Applications

Here are just a few examples of where our perforation adds value to common substrates:

Fresh-cut produce

Each variety of fresh-cut produce requires a specific headspace inside the package for optimal shelf-life extension. In many cases, commonly used lidding and bag films cannot provide or maintain that headspace because of the film’s inherent barrier qualities.

Microperforation by Perftech’s high-tech laser systems permits the film to “breathe” at appropriate rates for the produce within. Perftech was a pioneer in the adoption of laser perforation for tailoring OTR, MVTR and CO2 transmission rates for these applications. Our experience and extensive database of solutions allow us to quickly design the perforation pattern you need.

Microwaveable frozen vegetables and ready-to-eat meals

Frozen-food packaging requires a robust but cost-effective flexible film to withstand freezing and distribution. Customers frequently demand steam-cooking convenience. How then do you vent steam from these tough, sealed packages? The simplest and most efficient solution is laser perforation. Our powerful, state-of-the-art lasers provide custom patterns optimized for your application.

Meat pads

Foam trays for Chicken, Beef, Pork and other proteins often use super-absorbent tray-liner pads to absorb fluids and keep the product fresh and appealing. Our hot-needle perforation provides just the right amount of porosity to the film enveloping the absorbent core. Careful attention to hole size and formation creates a simple and inexpensive one-way valve that helps ensure the fluid stays absorbed.

Cereal tray lidding

Rigid trays packed with moisture-sensitive cereals and sealed with barrier lidding can be challenging to distribute over mountains or at altitude. Pressure builds up inside the container, potentially bursting seals. Laser microperforation of the lidding lets the headspace adjust to outside pressure, eliminating burst seals while reinforcing quality and maintaining shelf-life.

Get started on your solution

Contact us at (630) 554-0010 today to explore how perforation may be used to enhance your food packaging material.