ARLINGTON, WASH. (Dec. 27, 10:55 a.m. ET) — In 2012, MicroGreen Polymers Inc. will introduce thermoformed hot and cold food trays made from its InCycle sheet.
InCycle relies on MicroGreen's Ad-air technology to reduce the amount of plastic required. Ad-air creates bubbles within solid-state plastics to expand the materials and improve their functionality, creating an internal microcellular structure that the company claims is lighter in weight, more insulating, strong and more highly reflective than other materials.
The hot and cold food trays are single-compartment containers. The hot food trays are microwaveable.
“We are excited to unveil these first food packaging containers and bringing them to market with our sustainability-focused customers in 2012,” said Tom Malone, CEO of MicroGreen Polymers, in a news release.
Arlington-based MicroGreen was founded in 2002 to commercialize the solid-state microcellular expansion technology process.