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M&Q Utilizes DSM's Arnitel® to Create ECO Plus Bio-based Pan Liners for Food Applications

SpecialChem / Jun 13, 2011

DSM's Arnitel® Eco, derived from renewable resources, is creating higher value with lower environmental impact in the M&Q Packaging Corporation PanSaver ECO® high-temperature ovenable pan liners.

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ECO Plus Bio-based pan Liners
The ECO plus benefits of DSM's Arnitel Eco for M&Q's pan liners comprise:
  • Reduction of carbon footprint by 65%
  • Improvement of food-life
  • Significant reduction of food waste
  • Lower cleaning costs (detergents, energy and labor)

M&Q Packaging Corporation has selected Arnitel Eco, for the production of panSaver ECO, a range of high-temperature ovenable pan liners. panSaver® pan liners are used in food preparation, cooking and holding, to prevent food from "baking-on" and "burning-on" to the pot or pan surface. panSaver can also be used for cold storage.

According to Michael Schmal, President at M&Q Packaging Corporation, panSaver ECO is a true ECO plus bio-based alternative to conventional panliners: "Our current range of conventional pan liners already has a number of key benefits, the new panSaver ECO panliners are extremely durable and environmentally friendly, able to withstand temperatures up to 400 °F (204 °C). These liners not only help to improve food quality and yield, they also prevent food from baking or burning to the pot or pan, thus saving cooking and clean-up time, and leaving no food residue or waste."

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PanSaver® Pan Liners are Used in Food Preparation

For the production of panSaver ECO, M&Q Packaging Corporation selected Arnitel Eco, partly bio-based, high performance thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) from DSM. Arnitel Eco is the latest addition to the Arnitel family. Arnitel copolyester elastomers combine the strength and processing characteristics of engineering plastics with the performance of thermoset elastomers.

First introduced in 2010, Arnitel Eco is designed to last a long lifetime under extreme conditions, making it highly suited for food related applications, as well as for use in automotive interior and exterior, applications in sports and leisure, furniture, consumer electronics and alternative energy.

Paul Habets, Global Segment Manager for DSM Engineering Plastics, says: "There is a clear customer need for bio-based engineering plastics which combine performance with a reduced carbon footprint. Life Cycle Assessment calculations of Arnitel Eco show a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, cradle-to-gate, of up to 50% versus oil based thermoplastic copolyester elastomers." Mr. Habets concludes: "In addition to its lower carbon footprint, Arnitel Eco adds value thanks to its unique performance."

About DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM N.V. is one of the global science-based companies active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM's 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of over Euro 9 billion.

About M&Q Packaging Corporation

M&Q Packaging Corporation is one of the leaders in the high temperature plastic packaging industry. With over 50 years of experience, M&Q not only has the ability to process different types of plastics, but also delivers specific and specially-made solutions to various plastic applications.

Source: DSM


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