How We Do It

Natrellis is made from sugarcane, an annually renewable crop grown right here in the USA. After the sugarcane milling process is complete, we recycle the leftover sugarcane fiber and form a non-bleached, molded fiber, cook-in package that can withstand the rigors of cooking frozen and fresh meals.

Natrellis is ideal for a number of food types:

  • Frozen Prepared Meals

  • Fresh Prepared Meals

  • Fresh Culinary Meals

Works great for cooking in a conventional oven

Can go right in the microwave for ultimate convenience 

How Do We Do It?

We’re proud to source our packaging materials from sugarcane, an annually renewable crop grown right here in the USA. After the sugar milling process is complete, we recycle the leftover sugarcane fiber and form a non-bleached molded fiber cook-in package that can withstand the rigors of cooking frozen and fresh meals.

The Total Package

Introducing the Natrellis™ portfolio of microwaveable and conventional oven-compatible packaging born from US sugarcane fiber. Our packaging portfolio includes flexible and domed lidding closure systems designed to meet the needs of the frozen and fresh prepared meal industry.

  • Sugarcane fiber packaging

  • Printed and clear membrane closures

  • Domed plastic lidding

Stock and custom options are available.

Packaging Performance

Staying strong from 0 to 400 degrees

Natrellis™ sugarcane fiber trays and bowls are compatible with both typical microwave and conventional oven cooking. Sugarcane fiber packaging maintains excellent rigidity during and after cooking – and while it may temporarily stiffen during blast freezing cycle, the sugarcane fiber trays will not become brittle.

Protecting food and package integrity

Our products feature a highly engineered surface that delivers outstanding moisture, oil and grease resistance during cooking and content enjoyment. This helps maintain the package strength during all phases of use, preventing loss of food moisture to the package and eliminating the concern of wicking through the package to surfaces beneath.

Strong yet easy-peel lidding

We’ve designed a family of films built for strong heat-seals around the perimeter of the tray lip – preventing leakage prior to freezing and maintaining adhesion during cooking (if desired), while remaining easy to peel for your consumer. We’ve formulated sealants for both hot roller and platen technologies.

Product protection for fresh and frozen

The combination of the robust membrane seal and engineered vapor barrier of the tray ensures excellent product quality throughout the shelf life of both fresh and frozen products.

Supporting your brand’s sustainability goals

We source our packaging from sugarcane, an annually renewable crop grown in the USA. Our manufacturing facility is in the USA, adjacent to the sugar mill, and runs partially on renewable biomass power provided from the mill and solar energy, making it an extremely efficient and environmentally sustainable manufacturing operation.

Quality and regulatory compliance

Our sugarcane fiber packaging meets the cook-in food contact packaging requirements for 21CFR186.1673 (GRAS) and 21CFR176.170. 

For additional details, please contact your sales representative regarding specific markets and end uses.

Send Us a Message

Contact us

 

Becky Skipper
843.383.7281
becky.skipper@sonoco.com

Becky Serafini
609-218-7792
becky.serafini@tellusproducts.com

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