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1. (WO2017066850) A PROCESS FOR SEALING A FOOD PRODUCT IN A CUP

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/066850    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2016/095006
Publication Date: Fri Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B65D 81/34
B65D 77/20
B65B 7/16
B65B 7/28
Applicants: SPC ARDMONA OPERATIONS LIMITED
Inventors: CURAN, Akhil
LINEHAN, Lisa
Title: A PROCESS FOR SEALING A FOOD PRODUCT IN A CUP
Abstract:
A process for sealing a container containing a food product comprises the steps of depositing the food product in an open topped container (10), sealing the open top (12) of the container with a film, using heat, at a temperature of between about 177°C to 173°C most preferably around 175°C for about 0.6 seconds, and a pressure in the range of 500 to 960kPa with a preferred maximum pressure of about 957 kPa, and subsequently cooking the food product in the container. Using this method, the force required to remove the seal from the container is less than about 14N making the container easier to open for persons with weaker grips.