US-based carton manufacturer Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has developed a new range of microwave packaging solutions.

Developed using GPI susceptor technology, the new cooking solutions range will enable the users to achieve various cooking results, including browning and crisping, steaming and even heating. 

The technology is a microwave-safe metallised element that is added to the pack to refocus microwave energy and generate a better cooking result.

It can also be customised to meet the requirements of various packaging needs.

GPI’s new solution features MicroFlex-Q, a flexible packaging film for browning and crisping food products; and Quilt Wave, a microwave technology designed to be used with irregularly shaped food products.

In addition, the Qwik Crisp bespoke solution works using susceptor patterns designed to unique specifications; and Focus Inset Carton helps in eliminating the need for secondary packaging elements.

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The microwave packaging solutions also include MicroRite, which manages the microwave energy during the cooking process to minimise loss of moisture from products.

“Contrary to popular belief, not all microwaves offer the same cooking quality and therefore not all microwaved food should be cooked the same way."

GPI cooking solutions manager Roger Villar said: “Contrary to popular belief, not all microwaves offer the same cooking quality and therefore not all microwaved food should be cooked the same way.

“Our susceptor technology has been developed to provide bespoke cooking improvements to a wide range of microwavable foods.

“The range is subject to rigorous testing and development to ensure that superior quality results are achieved within the rapid cooking time associated with microwaves.”

GPI further noted that the increasingly changing shopping habit of people has prompted the company to develop the new microwave packaging solution.

Image: GPI’s new microwave packaging range. Photo: courtesy of Graphic Packaging International.