Our customer LK® Packaging were looking for a solution for their READY CHEF GO!® range. A single pack format which could showcase fresh appealing convenience food in sustainable and recyclable packaging without compromising performance.
The paperboard packaging solution needed to be practical, high performing and provide an on shelf eye-catching solution, for customers that don’t have the time to create their own bespoke packaging. The pack needed to offer consumers the ability to take freshly prepared ingredients from the freezer and chilled cabinet through to cooking in pack in an oven or microwave. Most importantly there needed to be a window for visibility of the food inside the pack.
The original CookPac® same day design from Colpac is manufactured from a PET lined board which is ovenable, microwaveable and freezer safe. The challenge was to create the window and maintain a pack that has superior leak proof properties and features the ability to freeze, oven heat, and microwave. Colpac used its laminating expertise to fully laminate the pack with a polyester film. The film used can withstand temperatures as low as -94°F and can be used both in the microwave and conventional ovens, where cooking is typically at 428°F for 30 minutes.
The windowed Cookpac® for Ready Chef Go!® showcased its innovative properties as the runner up at the QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging Awards in the Innovation in Manufacturing category.
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