AFC Introduces New Innovative Cooking Solution

February 23, 2015

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. AFC is excited to announce the further development of this product, which expands upon the bag’s original capabilities. The Chef Pack™ has unique qualities which allow the product to be in a controlled environment from factory to customer. The bag holds heat in, which allows the contents of the bag to remain warmer for longer. During the cooking process moisture is released from the bag but no air can enter. It’s this unique quality that allows the possibility of cooking Gluten-Free products alongside non Gluten-Free products without the possibility of contamination. In addition, Chef Pack™ reduces consumable costs because there is no need for external packaging, tray or baking paper, disposable gloves for food handlers, or final packaging to wrap the product.

Kevin Dunlea Global Technical Sales Manager for AFC’s DuraChef® Business Unit commented, “Chef Pack™ is an oven inside your oven. The unique qualities of Chef Pack™ allow products to go from freezer to oven to consumer using the same packaging. Chef Pack™ is made from a 100% biodegradable material that can be used in microwaves, accelerated cook, combi, conveyor and convection ovens. Chef Pack™ is suitable for use in many cooking applications and is perfect for the convenience store market for take and bake. This product offers tremendous versatility while saving time and money.”

Founded in 1988, AFC, a family-owned and operated company, is a world leader in the manufacturing of high-performance coated and laminated fabrics. AFC sells its products through distributors and OEMs under the trade names DuraFab®, DuraFlow®, DuraSil®, DuraStick®, DuraLam® and DuraChef®. The company designs and manufactures PTFE and silicone coated fabrics and belting, along with an extensive line of pressure sensitive tapes, for use in diverse applications. Typical applications for its products are found in industries such as aerospace, flexible packaging, screen printing, textile, polymer manufacturing, food processing, chemical, electronics and communications. Policarta, AFC’s business partner owns 33 international patents testifying to their ability to innovate. Policarta has won many international awards including the Packaging Oscar in 1997 for the most innovative packaging, the Comieco Prize in 2000 for packaging with minimal environmental impact, the Salone European Prize for innovation, and the Finnish Government “Product of the Year Prize.”

For further information, contact Kevin Dunlea, Global Technical Sales Manager for AFC’s DuraChef® Business Unit at (800) 334-9372.


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