KM Packaging has introduced C-Cling, a shrink film that the company says is home compostable and can be used as an alternative to clingfilm for applications including catering and retail.

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KM Packaging says that C-Cling is clear, stretchy, and sticky, offering the same performance as conventional clingfilm and similar properties to PE/PVC films – as per the report published by PackagingEurope.

As well as home usage, KM Packaging explains that C-Cling can be used for high-volume industrial packaging of fruits and vegetables and other fresh produce, and partnered with compostable trays to create a complete packaging solution. The company adds that the flexible film is suitable for daily usage within catering businesses, storing and transporting food safely, protecting and preserving the quality and taste of food in retail environments, and secondary packaging such as pallet wrapping.

Amir Gross, owner of Treetop, comments: “C-Cling can be used on an industrial scale for the wrapping of multiple products and is particularly helpful when the trays are also compostable.”

According to KM Packaging, C-Cling film complies with EC food-contact Regulations 1935/2004 and 10/2011. It also complies with FDA regulation 21 CFR 177.1630, provided it is used subject to certain advised limitations and in good manufacturing practices.

Other items in the C-range include C-Shrink, a shrink film that is reportedly home compostable and suitable for packaging vegetables, bakery, and other foodstuffs alongside bundling multi-packs and as a secondary wrap for packed goods. Additionally, C-Tape is an industrially compostable adhesive tape that is made from bio-based sources and natural gum, according to the company.

Meanwhile, KM Packaging says its home compostable C-Bags are suitable for fresh produce, bakery, and meat and that its C-Net compostable extruded net can be used across a wide range of applications.

KM Packaging has previously launched mono-polymer material lidding films, made from polypropylene (PP), with the aim to help food manufacturers meet the demand from supermarkets and other companies for packaging that is designed for recycling.

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