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Sustainability dominates lunch! launches

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This year’s lunch! trade show takes place in London’s ExCeL on 19-20 September.

Dealers looking for the latest catering equipment innovations should have plenty to keep them busy at lunch! next month, at London ExCeL on 19-20 September.

The theme of sustainability is front and centre of many launches timed to coincide with the show, including the following:

BioPak UK has recently launched a range of wooden cutlery and plant-based sugarcane takeaway containers, bowls, plates and produce trays. It is slso showcasing: the carnauba-wax wooden cutlery range, that is said to give customers on the go a better eating experience with its food safe, non-toxic compostable plant-based coating (stand G48).

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Enviroware is promoting its new range of paper cutlery, an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic cutlery. Made from paper produced from sustainable forestry, it has full FSC chain of custody accreditation and has been tested, meeting the EU regulations for paper products in direct contact with food (stand B46).

Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) is showcasing Precious Planet foodtrays that combine lightweight board with film laminate, providing strength and quality print surfaces for eye-catching visuals and key information. The trays should also provide air and waterproof barriers for freshness and protection against contamination and are estimated to use 85% less plastic in comparable categories (stand J51).

RawPac is showcasing Vegware’s compostable hinged takeaway boxes in white, made from bagasse (reclaimed sugarcane fibre). Said to be a sturdy, economic and eco-friendly alternative to polystyrene, it’s available in a range of sizes and suitable for hot, wet, oily and cold foods. Being a natural material, it shouldn’t trap condensation so foods like fish and chips stay crispy (stand A20).

Elsewhere, the B285 App is the latest blender to be launched by Magrini at lunch!. The app allows the programming of custom blends from a smartphone, which can be shared across multiple sites. The blades are said to create faster, smoother blends, and a smaller footprint means it should be suitable for busy commercial outlets (stand F50).

CMC DayMark is presenting FlexsilLid. A flexible silicone lid, made to fit the standard range of gastronorm trays that can be stored in a freezer/placed in cookers, allowing leak proof storage and ease of use in any kitchen. The firm is also showcasing: MATT85 Kitchen Automation – a cloud-based, app-driven food prep and Grab & Go labelling platform (stand Q21).

Other lunch! exhibitors showcasing kitchen kit include: Scraegg UK Distribution, Welbilt UK, Pastorfrigor, Roller Grill, The Alan Nuttall Partnership (Flexeserve Zone), Capital Cooling Refrigeration and Counterline.

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