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Chef Pack Wins 2017 QSR-FPI Excellence in New Menu Launch

Chef Pack honored at the QSR-FPI Foodservice Packaging Awards … Full Article

Chef Pack Introduces Ready Meals

Chef Pack Ready Meals are your fresh, fast, and functional food packaging solution. … Full Article

AFC & Policarta Address Food Safety with Chef Pack®

The bag remains sealed for the entire life cycle of the product. This unique quality allows the possibility for cooking Gluten-Free products alongside non Gluten-Free products without the risk of contamination. … Full Article

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Welcomes No Waste Technology

No Waste Technology is excited to now be a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)... … Full Article

AFC & Policarta Announce the Formation of No Waste Technology

AFC and Policarta have announced the formation of No Waste Technology (NoW™ Technology), a new joint venture that has developed a revolutionary process that makes coated and laminated papers 100% recyclable and sustainable. … Full Article

AFC's Food Products Group Releases Enhanced Rigid Basket

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) is pleased to announce the release of a newly designed rigid basket for use in accelerated cook, microwave, commercial, and residential ovens.The focus of enhancing the customer experience has created a need for impactful solutions in the kitchen to ensure that quality food is delivered with prompt throughput. … Full Article

AFC & Policarta Announce Creation of New Business Unit, ChefPack, LLC

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) is proud to reintroduce Chef Pack® into the Food Market as the revolutionary choice for bake-in-bag technology. The Chef Pack® bag is manufactured from a 100% breathable material, which allows the release of moisture during the cooking process while the bag remains sealed. This unique quality allows the possibility for cooking Gluten-Free products alongside non Gluten-Free products without the risk of contamination. … Full Article

AFC Transitions Rich Fowler to Food Products Group Global Sales

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) is pleased to announce that Rich Fowler has accepted the new role of Food Products Group Global Sales. In this role, Rich will be responsible for driving global sales and growth of AFC's Food Products Group. … Full Article

AFC Transitions QSR Business Unit into Food Products Group

The objective of this new market segmentation is to support diversification for our growing DuraChef® brand, as well as work more closely and better understand and support our customers in retail, foodservice, convenience stores, casual dining, and Quick-Service Restaurants. … Full Article

​DuraChef® Launches Redesigned Website

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) and its Food Product Group are excited to introduce the redesigned DuraChef® Website. The website has been modernized with a cleaner look, along with ease of navigation to create an engaging user experience … Full Article

AFC Announces Release of DuraChef® Retail

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) is excited to announce that DuraChef® products will now be distributed in retail stores domestically and internationally. … Full Article

AFC Introduces New Technology on Contact Toasting Belts

AFC’s Food Product Group introduces the DuraChef® silicone belt wrapper with Positive Drive™ technology. This new, innovative technology utilizes clips on the back side of the belt to prevent slippage, thus resulting in longer belt life; lower cost of ownership; and ease of installation. … Full Article

AFC Introduces New Innovative Cooking Solution

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) introduces Chef Pack™, the patented bake-in-the-bag revolutionary cooking solution. AFC’s business partner, Policarta initially developed the bake-in-the-bag technology for baking bread and for the regeneration of bakery products in an oven without opening the packaging. … Full Article

AFC Introduces New DuraChef® Wave Tray

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) introduces a new PTFE oven mesh cooking wave tray. This high temperature non-stick mesh wave tray is ideal for holding food in place and can be used in cooking taquitos, hot dogs, egg rolls, hash browns, potato wedges, breadsticks as well as many other foods. … Full Article

AFC Joins Forces with European Partner

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) announces its new European partnership with High Temperature Smallwares (HTSW). HTSW will handle inventory, distribution, invoicing, and business development throughout Europe. AFC’s DuraChef® products are manufactured from PTFE, and silicone coated woven fiberglass substrates, utilizing AFC’s proprietary coating formulations. … Full Article

Kevin Dunlea Joins Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. as Global Technical Sales - QSR Business Segment

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) names Kevin Dunlea to Global Technical Sales Rep for the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) market. He will report directly to Michael Baker, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He will work out of AFC’s new QSR manufacturing facility in Lake in the Hills, IL. … Full Article

AFC Introduces The New DuraChef® High Speed Vertical Toaster Conveyor Belt

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) has introduced its new DuraChef® Blue high-speed vertical toaster belt. AFC is a supplier of toaster belts for Roundup® high-speed vertical toasters under the brand name DuraChef®. AFC is currently an approved supplier to BURGER KING™, as well as a variety of other QSR franchisees. … Full Article

AFC Introduces DuraChef® grabNglide

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) has introduced its new DuraChef® grabNglide™ fabric. One side of grabNglide™ is a nonslip silicone coating and the other side is a PTFE nonstick surface. … Full Article

AFC Introduces its New DuraChef® Brochure

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) has introduced its new DuraChef® commercial cooking smallwares brochure. The new color brochure details AFC’s complete line of premium cooking sheets, oven baskets, baking liners and innovative smallwares for the commercial cooking industry. … Full Article

AFC Introduces DuraFab® Advanced with Eterna® Technology 104RZ Fabric

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) has introduced its new DuraFab® Advanced with Eterna® Technology 104RZ Fabric. These new fabric are manufactured from PTFE coated woven fiberglass substrates, utilizing AFC’s proprietary coating formulation and have either a silicone or acrylic adhesive system. … Full Article

AFC Announces the Formation of its QSR Business Group and Transitions Veronica Gutzmer to QSR Customer Service

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) is pleased to announce the formation of its QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) business group. The QSR business groups’ central focus will be to provide industry leading service and innovative smallwares to the commercial cooking industry. The QSR operations will be located in AFC’s Lake In The Hill, IL headquarters. Additional manufacturing support will be provided by the AFC, Specialty Belting Division in Adams, MA. … Full Article

SUBWAY and AFC Reach an Agreement for AFC to be the Exclusive Worldwide Supplier of Speed Oven Baskets

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the Subway® restaurant chain to be the exclusive supplier of PTFE oven baskets to more than 21,000 Subway® restaurants worldwide. … Full Article

AFC Announces Supplier Approval to BURGER KING® - Corporation & Restaurant Services, Inc.

Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. (AFC) is pleased to announce that they have been approved as a supplier to BURGER KING® and their purchasing consortium Restaurant Services, Inc.® (RSI®). AFC will be supplying DuraChef® silicone belt wrappers and DuraLam® PTFE release sheets for use on high-speed vertical toasters and grills used by BURGER KING® stores to toast buns. … Full Article

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