USA – Packaging and food services company, Novolex has rolled out Power Prep wrap for grab-and-go hot sandwiches and other freshly made foods.

Manufactured by Bagcraft, a Novolex paper-based brand, the packaging is designed to keep food fresh as it moves from freezing, to thawing, to re-heating.

Power Prep uses non-fluorinated oil-and-grease-resistant paper, which is laminated using a honeycomb pattern to create an insulated layer.

It is also reportedly more puncture-resistant than foil or foil/paper structures and is designed with anti-curling capabilities to allow for flat sheeting when food products are assembled at scale.

The packaging is ideal for convenience stores, supermarkets, and other food service operators, catering to the growing demand for high-quality, freshly made offerings. It can also be custom printed to include brand and promotional messaging.

Novolex director of technology for paper Tim Coulson said: “When a national convenience store needed a new flexible packaging option for grab-and-go hot sandwiches, our innovation team developed a four-layer structure specifically designed to control moisture and heat.”

“Our new Power Prep wrap is a true game-changer, a unique solution that revolutionizes the way hot foods can be made, sold, and enjoyed.”

Available as cut sheets in different sizes or as a roll, the Power Prep wrap safeguards food and performs many temperature requirements. The wrap is the new addition to the line of packaging solutions from Novolex.

The company develops and produces packaging and food service products for grocery, food packaging, restaurant, retail, and medical applications industries.

Bagcraft is engaged in the production of food packaging products for a range of restaurants, food services, supermarkets, convenience stores, and bakery applications.

Novolex’s Duro brand received a Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) certification for its paper products in 2022.

The company operates 57 manufacturing plants in North America and Europe, including two plastic film recycling facilities. Its headquarters are in South Carolina.

Last year, Novolex launched tamper-evident paper bags designed for takeout orders and home deliveries.

Manufactured by the company’s Duro brand, the Load & Fold, and Load & Seal shopping bags are intended to provide more secure transport and deliveries for restaurants and retailers.

Novolex said that the Load & Seal bags have a built-in tamper-evident adhesive strip to enhance secure deliveries.

The Load & Fold bags provide an ‘upscale folded top security’ option with a customer-supplied branded label or other adhesive strips to seal the bag.

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