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HAVI Global Solutions Launches Disposable Accelerated Cooking Packaging, the SIX500

By CIOReview | Monday, May 23, 2016

FREMONT, CA: To bridge the gap between present oven technology and non-complementing packaging technology, HAVI Global Solutions (HGS) in collaboration with Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. (MFS) has developed SIX500, a ready to serve accelerated cooking packaging. Expected to hit the market in September, 2016, the co-developed SIX500 is capable of withstanding temperatures upto 525 degrees Fahrenheit for six minutes. “Conventional packaging options have not been designed to withstand the extreme conditions that can occur on some platforms”, said J.P. Zurek, Sr. Director of Business Development at HAVI Global Solutions.

“Many operators voiced frustration on the lack of safe, highly functional, and disposable packaging options available for extreme commercial oven environments. Today, they use permanent ware and transfer to disposable packaging post-cooking”, commented Alison Cullin, Director of Culinary Innovation at Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. about their R&D findings to BusinessWire. The SIX500 can become the solution for food establishments in delivering culinary experience to customers while addressing the dual-purpose issue. The packaging incorporates proprietary moisture barriers and laminations capable of withstanding accelerated conditions of temperature and steam. “Integrating packaging through HAVI Global Solutions as part of our holistic systems approach has raised the bar for our customers and expanded their culinary and supply chain possibilities. SIX500, for the first time, provides FDA compliant packaging designed specifically for extreme commercial oven environments”, said Cullin.

SIX500 will deliver robust structural integrity, optimal release performance across a wide variety of product types and moisture resistant coatings that can stand up to the most aggressive heat and steam conditions. These benefits will allow food to be pre-packaged, cooked and then served in the same packaging generating time and labor efficiencies throughout the product lifecycle.

The SIX500 will be demonstrated at the annual National Restaurant Association Show to be held on May 21-24 at McCormick Place, Chicago.