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Application 20170267434
Inventor

Methods Of Using Composite Materials To Make Foods Healthier

A composite material for food contact applications includes an absorbent layer and a non-absorbent layer, the absorbent layer having a textured surface for absorbing and trapping liquids, for example, oil, grease, or water, and the non-absorbent layer having an oleophobic surface that acts as an oil and grease specific liquid barrier. The material further includes one or more lamination layers. The lamination layer acts as a general liquid barrier between the absorbent layer and non-absorbent layer. This additional liquid barrier enhances the liquid repelling effect of the non-absorbent layer to more effectively trap liquids in the absorbent layer, thereby preventing liquids from seeping through the material onto an external surface.

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1 Independent Claims

  • Claim 1. A method of making take out food healthier comprising: obtaining take out foodobtaining a composite material comprising an absorbent layer configured to absorb liquid from a food surfaceapplying the composite material to a surface of the take out foodmaintaining contact between the composite material and the food surface for a period of at least 5 minutes to allow the composite material to absorb liquids from the food surfaceand removing the composite material from the food surface and discarding the composite material, wherein an estimated amount of nutrients absorbed by the composite material is listed in the food's nutritional labeling.
  • Claim 8. A method of making take out food healthier comprising: obtaining take out foodobtaining a composite material comprising an absorbent layer configured to absorb liquid from a food surfaceapplying the composite material to a surface of the take out foodmaintaining contact between the composite material and the food surface for a period of at least 5 minutes to allow the composite material to absorb liquids from the food surfaceand removing the composite material from the food surface and discarding the composite material, wherein a third party organization certifies a health claim that the composite material makes food healthier by absorbing high calorie nutrients from a food surface.
  • Claim 15. A method of making take out food healthier comprising: obtaining take out foodobtaining a composite material comprising an absorbent layer configured to absorb liquid from a food surfaceapplying the composite material to a surface of the take out foodmaintaining contact between the composite material and the food surface for a period of at least 5 minutes to allow the composite material to absorb liquids from the food surfaceand removing the composite material from the food surface and discarding the composite material, wherein the composite material is certified by a third party organization as 100% compostable.