Bio-based PET lidding film earns Sustainability Award

Toray Plastics (America), Inc.'s, LumiLid® bio-based PET dual-ovenable lidding films have earned the 2016 Sustainability Award from the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL). The Lumirror bio-PET films used in bio-based lidding are manufactured with more than 50% renewable feedstock, yet they offer the same, superior performance qualities that are characteristic of traditional LumiLid films--a low seal initiation temperature (SIT), broad seal range, seal integrity, and an easy peel. All LumiLid films are made without solvents. LumiLid's bio-based content, of which 50% is derived from a combination of bio-PET and bio-sealant. Commenting on the recognition, Toray's Moscaritolo says "This sustainability award means a lot to the company and all who collaborated on the research and development of a unique bio-based lidding film." He added that Toray is committed to the pursuit of sustainable products and business practices and that the company intends to continue to be the leader in that arena.
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