That orange stain on your plastic container, when you microwave yesterday's spaghetti, could be a thing of the past.
Plasmatreat North America, working with an industry coating specialist, has co-developed a durable plasma coating for plastic food storage containers made with low density polyethylene, polypropylene and PET. The coating prevents the orange stain that results from hot tomato-based products, either heated in the container or put away while still warm.
“In addition to being unsightly, this staining is also disconcerting from a health perspective: If pigments from the food are seeping permanently into the plastic, it stands to reason that some of the plastic is making its way into the food, too,” said Andy F. Stecher, Plasmatreat North America's president and CEO.
In laboratory tests, the stain-resistant coating lasted for at least 100 cycles of freezing, microwave heating and to-rack dishwasher cleaning.
Plasmatreat North America is based in Elgin, Ill.
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