It’ss been a while since we have written an update on the popcorn bag effort but a lot has happened behind the scenes. Last time we posted we were experimenting with a variety of bag geometries using bags we sewed together.
Since then we have been working with a bag manufacturer who already makes microwave popcorn bags. Their machine dictates that the basic bag geometry will be very similar to existing microwave popcorn bags but we are changing almost everything else.
The bag will be squarer and have deeper gussets than a standard bag to provide room for shaking. The material will use our naturally grease resistant paper to avoid the plastic or chemical greaseproof coatings that the current bag uses. We will not use a susceptor so all of the associated health concerns there are eliminated. Did I mention its recyclable, and compostable etc. etc?
I should preface all of that with we hope to’s¦ We had a German supplier ship the paper to the bag manufacturer for a test run. Yes, Germany is the only place we could find uncoated, food grade, naturally greaseproof paper in the thickness that we need. The bag manufacturer is going to test the material in the next few weeks and if all goes we will move forward to nailing down the details. Will keep you posted.