Huhtamaki has developed a new self-venting film with multiple PP and CPET tray packaging options for the Steam Chef ready meals range. With no flaps or piercing required, the self-venting easy peelable lidding film enables cooking utilising advanced steam pressure regulating technology.

From freezer to microwave, Steam Chef allows steam to release without rupturing its film lid, and ensures that the contents retain their nutritional value and colour. “The intelligent double pressure cooking technology also reduces cooking time, thus saving energy and money,” says Arja Vanhanen, marketing and development manager for Huhtamaki’s European Consumer Goods Division.

The film can be printed in up to eight colours, providing additional opportunities for brand reinforcement and promotion or to provide product information.