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Synthetic Bacon Board®

Americans spend about $5 billion on bacon every year and U.S. consumers are increasingly demanding more eco-friendly products. At Profol, we’re answering both of these demands with our Synthetic Bacon Board® (SBB), which provides a sustainable packaging alternative for bacon products. Our bacon boards are produced using 100% recyclable moisture and grease-resistant film that allows for easy custom printing. Beyond just bacon, synthetic bacon boards provide a stiff backing for pork, chicken, turkey, beef, fish, and plant-based food products. 

Sustainable Polypropylene Food Packaging

Polypropylene is considered one of the safest commercial plastics on the market today for several reasons. While many types of plastics contain BPA or harmful chemicals, polypropylene is BPA-free and FDA-approved for food contact, which has made it a popular packaging choice for many food products—such as our synthetic bacon boards. Polypropylene also has a high heat tolerance, which has led to its usage in microwavable food packaging. The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled polypropylene as a safer choice than other types of plastic. 

An estimated 48 million pounds of bacon L-board goes into U.S. landfills each year. Converting to a more sustainable, recycled board will have a large and positive impact on landfill volumes. Polypropylene-based SBB is 100% recyclable and can be separated for recycling using traditional water bath separation used for polyolefins. 

SBB Synthetic Bacon Board® vs. Traditional Bacon Packaging

Our SBB varies from traditional bacon packaging boards in several aspects:

Recyclable

Whereas traditional bacon packaging is not considered recyclable and ends up as waste in landfills, SBB is polypropylene-based, which makes it 100% recyclable. Polypropylene can be collected, sorted, and cleaned in the same manner as other recyclables.

Superior Print Durability

Traditional bacon boards can absorb moisture and grease, but the polypropylene surface of our SBB is significantly more durable when it comes to moisture resistance. Synthetic bacon boards are nonabsorbent and resistant to grease, which means the packaging and visual branding stays crisp and vibrant. The polypropylene used to make the SBB can be white on one side to facilitate the easy printing of advertising logos and graphics, while the other side can be color pigmented to match company branding.

Allows High-Pressure Processing for Non-Pork Bacon Types

High-pressure processing (HPP) is a cold sterilization process that uses extremely high water pressures up to 87,000 psi to eliminate pathogens in food. This process is used for non-pork bacon products, such as turkey, chicken, fish, beef, or plant-based bacon substitutes. Profol SBB is uniquely durable and able to withstand this sterilization process. HPP doesn’t alter the taste, texture, or quality of foods and extends retail shelf life up to three times longer than traditional preservation techniques.

An infographic highlighting the benefits of Profol's SBB Synthetic Bacon Board

Why Partner with Profol for Sustainable Food Packaging Materials?

Profol synthetic bacon board offers a sustainable alternative to traditional bacon packaging. Profol SBB keeps advertising looking crisp with its moisture-resistant properties and withstands high-pressure processing. Profol is a Safe Quality Food (SQF)-certified supplier, so our products meet the most rigorous and comprehensive food safety and quality standards in the world. The SQF program requires a detailed food safety program for every step of the supply chain and is recognized by retailers worldwide for its credibility. 

Other benefits of working with Profol include:

  • Reliable food safety system. Choosing an SQF-certified supplier ensures your products are consistently being evaluated according to industry food safety standards.
  • Increased confidence. Brand owners don’t have to worry about food safety or sanitation problems occurring and harming their brand’s reputation. As an SQF-certified supplier, third-party system audits are performed regularly, and we are fully compliant with all food safety program procedures. 
  • Product traceability. Profol uses unique lot numbers that enable us to trace a product throughout the entire manufacturing process, from raw materials all the way to the finished product. 

Polypropylene is a safe and effective food packaging material with the eco-friendly characteristics consumers want. Contact us to put the benefits of Profol’s synthetic bacon board to work for your products.

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