PVC Cling Film
Very Low Migration Film. A PVC based film, offering exceptional value when purchased as a mill roll, Perfect for busy catering environments.
LLDPE Cling Film
Polyethylene (PE), the alternative to PVC based film, offering exceptional value when purchased as a mill roll, Ideal for microwaves and storing high fat foodstuffs.
Supreme Cling Film
30 mtrs x 30 cms
Can be customized according to the specification, perfect for busy catering environment.
Plastic food packaging film, commonly known as cling film, has literally revolutionized the food industry, thanks to its protective and preserving qualities. Cling films are thin PVC films, which stay flexible and tear resistant with the help of plasticizers. At the same time, it is now regarded as an essential and cost-effective tool for food presentation.Some of its advantages are listed below:
During the thirty or so years that plasticized PVC food packaging films have been available, they have become a major contributor to food safety, protecting meat and dairy products in particular from the micro-organisms that breed quickly when food is left uncovered.
Its versatility has also made cling film one of the most widely used materials for wrapping fresh meat in supermarkets and for food storage in catering establishments as well as at home.
The more commonly used monomeric plasticizers for food packaging PVC cling-films include di-2-ethylhexyl adipate (DEHA) and acetyltributyl citrate (ATBC). Their intrinsic properties render them more suitable than most of the more common phthalate plasticizers which are not generally used in the manufacture of food grade cling film. Other specialty plasticizers such as polymerics or cyclohexanoates can also be used in this application.
Plasticized PVC films preserve the freshness of meat as they have high oxygen and water vapour
transmission. They are cost-effective, since they operate satisfactorily on high-speed packing machines, and are effective for display, because they have good clarity. Their good elastic recovery and puncture resistance make them suitable for handling, they have excellent cling properties and can be easily heat-sealed.
For catering and household uses, thinner films with less plasticizer are supplied while maintaining the same cling, clarity and strength properties.
The main factors influencing the growth of food packaging are speed and convenience. Traditional frozen products such as green vegetables and carcass meat are declining, being overtaken by added value and convenience foods such as frozen ready meals.
Safe to Use
Despite its versatility and obvious benefits, there has been substantial speculation about the safety of cling film. However, and after having been used in the USA for more than 30 years and for about 25 years in Europe, scientific research has repeatedly shown it is perfectly safe to use.