Sustainability Company puts focus on resource-saving solutions

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
In order to address the current demand for even thinner and more sustainable packaging, the company teamed up with various tray manufacturers and has now been able to reduce the weight of the tray.
Photo: Sealpac
In order to address the current demand for even thinner and more sustainable packaging, the company teamed up with various tray manufacturers and has now been able to reduce the weight of the tray.

Under its striking motto “GO sustainable!”, Sealpac GmbH will be presenting numerous innovative packaging concepts that minimize the use of plastic by providing paper-based alternatives, mono solutions, as well as ultra-thin trays.

Furthermore, the global specialist in tray-sealing and thermoforming technology, will demonstrate how these resource-saving, contemporary solutions can be implemented on state-of-the- art with particularly efficient energy consumption. End users will benefit from modern packaging systems that contribute to environmental and climate protection, meet the requirements of the latest EU plastic regulations, yet still perfectly match current trends in the food industry, such as the rise of organic, vegetarian and vegan products.

With eTray, the company has been revolutionizing the MAP segment for high-class products since its launch last year. It will show that eTray can now also be supplied with a mono PP inlay, hence addressing the latest guidelines of food retailers regarding sustainable packaging materials. The tray, suitable for a wide range of fresh food products, consists of a high-quality cardboard base, which can be fully printed on the inside and outside. It has a thin plastic inner layer that purely provides the sealing and barrier function. Owing to the highly stable, uninterrupted sealing edge, each tray is reliably sealed under MAP to ensure the safest packaging process.

In order to address the current demand for even thinner and more sustainable packaging, Sealpac teamed up with various tray manufacturers and has now been able to reduce the weight of, for example, the most commonly used MAP tray for fresh meat in Europe (190 x 144 x 50 mm) from 18 g in 2003 to well under 10 g today. Despite their low weight, the processing stability of these trays on Aseries Traysealers is guaranteed, even in high-output applications such as for minced meat. The ultra-thin trays are easily stacked and denested, demonstrate the necessary pressure stability and impress with their reliable oxygen values after sealing. By using the SmartCord in-feed system, reliable tray transport is guaranteed. In addition, this system ensures faster changeovers without mechanical adjustments and offers an unmatched hygienic design.

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