March 3, 2015

TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INTRODUCES NEW LUMILID BIO-BASED, SOLVENT-FREE LIDDING FILMS

New environment-friendly LumiLid® films offer outstanding performance.

 

 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (March 3, 2015)—Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (www.toraytpa.com), announces the introduction of new bio-based lidding films.  LumiLid® bio-based, dual-ovenable lidding films are manufactured with Toray’s proprietary sustainable resin blends, which are made with more than 50 percent renewable feedstocks. Bio-based LumiLid films were created to lessen the impact on the environment, as they use fewer petroleum resources while they are being manufactured, and to meet the needs of environment-conscious end users and consumers. In addition, like all LumiLid films, these are solvent-free and may alleviate end-users’ concerns about solvent retention, as well as enhance the films’sustainability profile.

The new LumiLid films are designed for frozen, wet and dry food, and dairy applications.  They are FDA-compliant for use with oven temperatures of up to 400°F for 30 minutes.  LumiLid films are also Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS)-certified, so they offer another level of assurance for dairy customers.

“The next generation of innovative, bio-based film technology has arrived,” says Milan Moscaritolo, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, Toray Plastics (America). “The option to choose a bio-based lidding film that has so many advanced features and such high-performance capability presents a unique opportunity to end users and converters.”

LumiLid bio-based films have the same superior performance qualities that are characteristic of the LumiLid brand. They have a low seal initiation (SIT), broad seal range, outstanding seal integrity, and an easy peel. They are available in clear, white, and metallized formats.

For more information about new LumiLid bio-based lidding films, contact Mary Gervais at mary.gervais@toraytpa.com or 401-667-2281.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications. TPA is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410, www.toraytpa.com.