TCL Packaging has created a new printed, stand-up and ovenable pouch for frozen and fish-based cook-in-the-bag meals.
Made out of PET, Doypack is suitable for microwave and conventional oven cooking up to 200°C.
The stand-up pouch, which can also be stored as frozen, is specifically suitable for microwave ovens as it fits easily inside and can be safely handled when the contents are hot and poured out for serving.
TCL Packaging technical director Markus Jarvstrom said: "This is a technically complex and innovative product that we expect to transform how certain foods are packed.
"The performance of both pack and print at temperature for both cooking from scratch and reheating has been extensively tested throughout development."
The company claims to have used the latest ovenable inks and a new pouch-making conversion process to facilitate strong seals for the pack. It also has better slip properties for easy handling during the packing process.
According to the company, Doypack has been fully certified by Smithers Pira for food safety up to 220°C and 450°F Gas 7.
The pouch is being launched on a new range of frozen and fish-based cook-in-the-bag meals in Asda.
TCL Packaging also recently developed new ovenable packaging films for Tesco's food product range.
The micro-perforated printed films allow gas transmission, permitting steam to escape during cooking. However, apertures are small enough to protect the hot contents and keep them fresh for a longer time, the company said.
Image: Doypack is being launched on a new range of frozen and fish-based cook-in-the-bag meals for Asda. Photo: courtesy of TCL Packaging.