Spareribs, chops or smoked and cured ribs are a delicious treat for many. They have, however, one disadvantage in common: The meat adheres to pointed bones. Even smoked ham often presents a challenge to packagers. To ensure that these products are still safely packaged before being sold, they require robust packaging that presents the products in such a mouth-watering way that the consumers are enticed to purchase them.
ALLVAC’s flexible, co-extruded PA/PP/P/PE medium barrier composite film, for example, which is not only highly transparent but also features an outstanding puncture resistance, ensures these important attributes. This is due not least to polypropylene (PP), a thermoplastic, semi-crystalline and non-polar plastic. It has similar properties to polyethylene, but is harder and more heat-resistant. Composite films including this additive are ideal for extreme thermoforming applications and offer reliable product protection.
Smoked, air-dried hams such as Black Forest ham, Prosciutto Crudo, Parma ham, Jamón Ibérico or Serrano ham are packaged with this type of film. The popular spare ribs as well as bone packaging are also classic applications. Even deep-frozen products remain reliably protected and appear brilliantly in shop counters when packaged in this film.