Overview

SteamFast is the global leading functional packaging range for microwave steam cooking. The SteamFast pouch range includes the Sauce & Steam, Prep & Steam, Zip & Steam, SoupFast and Store & Steam products.

The busy lifestyle of todays consumer demands products which makes life simpler and more comfortable. This convenience trend is constantly growing particularly in the foodservice industry, where consumers expect to enjoy great tasting, healthy food, quickly. Steaming as a method of cooking is believed to date back to before fire, when food was cooked over hot springs and stones. SteamFasts simple and effective valve technology brings this method into the twenty first century, allowing consumers to cook great tasting, healthy food, in a microwave, without piercing or cutting a bag, adding water or stirring the product.

The award-winning SteamFast technology allows steam and pressure to build up within the bag, cooking the product quickly, evenly and efficiently under the pressure which is maintained during the cooking time.

Benefits:

  • Controls and maintains pressure whilst steam cooking ensuring no cold spots.
  • A significantly increased amount of the natural vitamins and nutrients are retained compared to traditional cooking methods, benefiting the consumer’s health.
  • Steam cooking ensures improved textures and vibrant Colours support excellent taste as a result of increased moisture in the ingredients.
  • Faster preparation time and convenience as no cutting or piercing is required prior to cooking and no water or stirring in required during the cook.
  • Unique design controls portions reducing food waste.
  • No risk of bacterial transference and no washing up required as bag is disposed of after use.
  • Available in a variety of substrates and Can be printed using either gravure or flexographic methods in up to 10 colours.
  • Can be micro laser perforated or macro punched perforated to extend the shelf life of the fresh produce utilising post-harvest science.

Prep & Steam

Personalize the dish

A resealable pouch which allows the consumer to add a seasoning or dressing to the ingredients which are later steamed in the pouch. This US award winning product is ideal for the fresh produce industry.

Benefits:

  • Features a specifically developed variation of the global leading standard SteamFast valve
  • Incorporates a mini-grip allowing the pouch to be opened and a seasoning or dressing to be added before resealing and steam cooking.

Sauce & Steam

Personalize the dish

This pouch offers the packer a solution for dishes including a sauce, dressing or butter and enables the consumer steam the meal directly in the pouch. Ideal for the fresh produce industry

Benefits:

  • Features a specifically developed variation of the global leading standard SteamFast valve, engineered so that it is at the furthest point from the produce at peak pressure ensuring no leaks.
  • The Sauce & Steam pouch is completely hermetic and suitable for MAP.

Zip & Steam

Convenient and healthy in-the-bag cooking

Zip & Steam bags offer an ideal solution for the foodservice sector and consumer alike. The quality of the product is currently endorsed by a major food outlet in the United States. Zip & Steam bags facilitate the steam cooking of pre-prepared fresh fish and vegetables conveniently and quickly.

Benefits:

  • Zip & Steam bags can be supplied in outer packs reducing storage space

Store & Steam

Freshly prepped, frozen ‘ready-meals’, steamed fresh

Store & Steam enables consumers to easily store the surplus created from batch cooking freshly prepared meals. These freshly prepared ‘ready-meals’ are frozen, then later steamed from frozen in the pouch using a microwave.

Benefits:

  • Features Mondi’s global leading microwavable SteamFast valve technology.
  • Incorporates a mini-grip allowing the pouch to be opened, filled  with fresh produce and resealed for freezing prior to steam cooking.
  • Cuts down on food waste created by batch cooking fresh meals.

SoupFast

From frozen to fresh in minutes

SoupFast pouches offer an ideal solution for consumers and the foodservice sector alike. Enabling freshly prepared soup and 'add-sauce' to be steam cooked from fresh, or frozen and cooked later.

Benefits:

  • Features a specifically developed variation of the global leading standard SteamFast valve, engineered so that it is at the furthest point from the produce at peak pressure ensuring no leaks.
  • The robust construction makes this pouch ideal for the high temperatures generated by industrial foodservice microwaves.

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