Lidding Film

What Is Lidding Film?

Lidding Film is a transparent film that is used to cover and protect food products. It is also used to seal containers and keep the food fresh. Lidding film is commonly used for food packaging.

Common Uses For Lidding Film

You'll find that food manufacturers along with grocery stores have a great use for lidding films.

Frozen Foods

Lidding film is used to cover trays of frozen meals. This helps to keep the food frozen and prevents freezer burn.

Chips and Snacks

Lidding film can be used to package chips and snacks. This helps to protect the food from moisture and humidity while keeping the food fresh.

Bakery Goods

Lidding film is used to package bakery goods. This helps to prevent the food from drying out or becoming stale

Meat Trays

Lidding film is used as a substitute for traditional lids and tray covers on meat trays. There are lids available that fit over lidding film; it is recommended that lidding film be used in this case.

Pre Cooked Meals

Lidding film is used to package pre-cooked meals. This helps to keep the food warm and prevents it from becoming dry or overcooked.

The Advantages of Lidding Films

Some of the advantages that lidding films has to offer include:

  • It is safe and recyclable.
  • It provides a barrier against moisture, light, and odors.
  • It is often used as a lidding laminator for liquid foods like sauces or syrups.
  • Lidding films offer tamper evidence capabilities.

Resealable Lidding Films

There are lidding films that are designed to be resealable. This means that they can be opened and closed multiple times. Resealable lidding films are perfect for packaging food that needs to be stored for a short period of time. They help to keep the food fresh and prevent it from drying out or becoming stale. To reseal a lidding film, you'll need to locate the seal on the film. This is usually a perforated line that runs the length of the film. You'll need to tear or cut along the seal to open it. Once you've finished using the lidding film, you can reseal it by aligning the two ends of the film and pressing them together.

Tamper Evident Lidding Films

Lidding films that offer tamper evidence capabilities are designed to help food manufacturers and grocery stores protect their products from being tampered with. These lids are usually made of a thicker material than traditional lids. They also have a unique design that helps to identify if the lid has been tampered with. Most lidding films that offer tamper evidence features will have a perforated line that runs along the seal of the film. If the lidding film has been tampered with, this line will be broken.

Source One Packaging Offers Custom Lidding Films

Eliminate the many components traditionally used in packaging your products into one cost effective solution. Lidding Film incorporates your custom package design, logo, nutrition facts, bar codes, and tamper-evident protection into one simple step.

  • Custom Rotogravure and Flexographic Printing
  • Seals to most substrates including CPET, APET, PP, PS, PVC, HIPS, Foil, Sugar Cane Trays, Paperboard, Ceramic Pots, Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Can be chilled, frozen, microwaved, and dual ovenable for all tray types to ensure that we meet all spec requirements
  • Self-venting in microwave or oven→no need to pierce the film before cooking and can act as a slow release steamer!
  • Steam, Fry or Crisp in the microwave
  • All film peels cleanly as one piece with no tearing
  • Choose from one of our recyclable, compostable, or sustainable substrates. This includes the world’s first biodegradable, peelable PLA film.
  • Broad sealing window, high clarity, anti-fog, wieldable perforated seal layer, carrier & barrier layers also available.
  • Resistant to moisture, fats, oils and grease.
  • Steam and pressure control
  • Barrier film option available to extend shelf life

Pick your peel:

ECP→ Easy Cold Peel

MP→ Medium Peel

SP→ Strong Peel

PS/WS→ Hot Peel only

GP & OR→ General purpose film

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