Compac, always careful to offer sustainable, simple and safe packaging solutions to its customers, has been looking for a material that could guarantee cooking before heat sealing for some time. After various studies and analyzes, it has identified the answer to this need: smooth wall aluminium containers.
Aluminium has been used for more than a century for the transport and consumption of food (mess tin), used in the production of containers and thanks to external and internal lamination it qualifies:
To the benefits of the heat-sealed packaging – seal of guarantee / hermeticity = SAFETY is added:
Foods can be cooked inside the containers, which, once cooled or chilled, can be heat sealed. This production process brings undeniable benefits such as:
They allow READY TO COOK to be packaged for subsequent cooking by the consumer in a traditional oven up to + 200 °C for 60 minutes;
The smooth wall aluminium containers allow an extended shelf life with maximum food safety thanks to their barrier properties. In fact, being metal, they protect food from light, humidity, oxygen, water vapor and contaminants.
They withstand up to -40 °C without any possibility of breaking;
They can be taken from the freezer, placed directly in a microwave and traditional oven up to + 200 °C for 60 minutes, and thus obtain the optimal heating of the food. Laminated food contact surface ensures easy and clean release of food once heated or cooked;
Aluminium has been used all over the world for well over a century, and it is estimated that 75% of this metal is still used in various sectors including packaging.
The smooth wall aluminium containers are 100% recyclable without any loss of performance and comply with current legislation UNI EN 13430: 2005 “Packaging – Requirements for packaging recoverable by material recycling”. They are completely in line with the sustainability required by the concept of circular economy: the economic line that begins with the extraction of resources must not end in waste, but must keep materials and products in the economic circuit for as long as possible.