Our team of technologists have developed edible films and casings that are comprised of plant-based ingredients. All of our products are 100% vegetarian, biodegradable, and can be fortified with a variety of flavours, nutrients and functional properties. Utilizing state of the art print technology, our films possess the capacity to showcase text, brand names, logos, pictures and colours directly on a product’s surface. They are safe for ingestion and can be used in an array of commercial applications including confectionary, baked goods, edible breath strips, sausage casings and more.
Ascona’s NUTRAFILM® and NUTRACASING® products are comprised of natural polysaccharides and water. Using patented technology, these products provide an alternative to natural casings, collagen and cellulose that is non-GMO, Kosher, Halal and vegetarian friendly. NUTRAFILM® is ideal for use on smoked, roasted and steam cooked meat products. This film has excellent machinability and works to improve product cook yields. NUTRACASING® is a shirred casing suited to fresh, cooked, smoked & cooked, or dry cured products. Our casing is available in a variety of sizes from 17 mm through 32mm and performs on automated stuffing and linking equipment. NUTRACASING® offers a unique bite, texture and the sought-after snap of natural sausage casings.