Microwave susceptor packaging has been available for many years
from packaging converting companies in a wide range of patented and
non-patented structures, designs and operational functions to food
manufacturers. The susceptor structures heating characteristics in the
microwave oven and the conductive and radiant heat performances, and
limitations, are now well known in the industry.
pleased to offer a full range of both rigid and flexible susceptor
materials with packaging structures and designs to suit your microwave
The two (2) most popular susceptor base materials, see photo above are:-
1. PET film / susceptor metal / board. Die cut converted. Some representative examples:-
a) Sleeves: gusset two sides, open both ends (hand held snacks).
b) Absorbent Sleeve: gusset two sides with perforated inner PET
susceptor, to permit wicking of the
cooking fluids into the outer absorbent layer, open both ends (DRYFRY process) c) Disks: flat sheets (pizza). d) Trays: elevated trays (pizza) e) Trays: pre-formed trays (pizza) f) Corrugated trays: single face, various sized corrugated medium.
3. Alternate base susceptor components may include:- a) 1/2 and 1 mil PET, 1 mil heat seal PET and cast PET films. b) Aluminum susceptor metal, Inconel and Stainless Steel alloys. c) Full, striped and de-met susceptor depositions. d) Board and absorbent board in a range of thickness. e) Paper in a range of weights. f) Cellophane in a range of thickness.
Current microwave products in general, cover only three (3) major microwave food categories viz; a) Popcorn, b) Pizza with a wide quality offering. c) "encased" hand held snack foods ( Hot Pockets )
It is understood that "conventional recipe" food
products when tested with microwave susceptor packaging will, in most cases provide "less than expected" results when reconstituted in the microwave
Microwave susceptor packaging generates a "crisping effect" by the susceptor input of radiant and conductive heat, however susceptor material "by it-self" is not the total solution.
The successful re-formulation of ingredients, plant process and susceptor packaging design must be mastered to achieve "high quality crispy" microwave products.
In R & FF January 2010 issue, "for your consideration" by Timothy H. Bohrer, posted January 15, 2010 refer to these challenges for new products in #2, para 1 (raw poultry) and #3, para 1 ( high moisture, breaded food).
With over 20 year experience in
microwave susceptor material selection, design, cost structure and plant processes in the
manufacture and supply of microwave susceptor packaging which will be designed to enhance the result of reconstituted food in the microwave oven.
NOTE : MINIMUM VOLUME ORDERS APPLY TO ALL STRUCTURES
For additional information concerning your microwave packaging requirements please contact us.