cukilinTwo leading packaging companies in different fields have come together to create CukiLIN® – a complete aluminium tray and film lid solution ideal for oven-ready meals.

LINPAC Packaging, the leading European multi-material packaging company, has been working closely with aluminium tray specialists Cuki Cofresco to create a combination that offers excellent on-shelf presentation, extended shelf-life and delivers optimal performance when running on packaging lines.

LINPAC’s high barrier films LINtop PP HB and LINtop Alu HB have been specially developed to be compatible with aluminium trays. They offer a tight robust seal which means there is no need for the product to also be packaged in a cardboard sleeve, while both films have anti-fog properties to improve visibility of the product on the shelf.

The CukiLIN® partnership means that a constant level of service and on-site technical support is available throughout Europe, to ensure customer machinery is running as efficiently as possible.

The range has undergone extensive testing to ensure it meets the needs of packers, retailers and the consumer.

Cuki Cofresco has designed their plain and lacquered smooth wall trays to offer one of the widest flange areas available on the market, improving the sealing properties which reduces the risk of food contamination due to seal breakage.

When combined with LINPAC’s LINtop PP HB (for lacquered trays) or LINtop Alu HB (for uncoated trays) films, it offers a hermetic but peel-able seal, further reducing the number of rejected packs for both retailers and packers. Although specifically designed to match the CukiLIN trays, the films are suitable for use with any smooth wall aluminium product.

The tray and film combination is also suitable for MAP applications and frozen products, further increasing shelf life and reducing food waste.

Pierre Thumerel, LINPAC Packaging’s Vice President – Protein Europe, said: “We’ve been asked for an aluminium tray solution by our customers and have developed the CukiLIN® range in partnership with Cuki Cofresco providing excellent lightweight trays with films that are designed to perfectly complement the range, preventing costly seal breakages and machine jams.

“CukiLIN® offers retailers and food producers a good quality tray option which is recyclable, provides a long shelf-life, is ideal for both freezing and use in hot ovens and is convenient for the consumer to use.”

Emilio Minni, Director of Cuki Cofresco, said: “LINPAC are the obvious choice as a partner because they share our level of commitment to customers, service and innovation. They could rely on us to develop a product which would offer real benefits to the packer, retailer and consumer.”

For further information about these products call 01977 692111 or visit www.linpacpackaging.com

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