LINPAC wins PackTheFuture Award for Rfresh Elite tray

Monday, 26 May, 2014

LINPAC Packaging has won a PackTheFuture Award for its Rfresh Elite tray for meat and fish products at Interpack.

The product took out the Ecodesign category, in which judges consider factors such as recyclability, source reduction and weight reduction.

The lightweight Rfresh Elite tray uses a patented sealant on the tray flange to create a secure seal with the lidding film, removing the need for the industry-standard laminated PE base film and creating a clear tray that is 100% recyclable at the end of its service life.

The trays are manufactured from up to 95% rPET which has passed through LINPAC’s food-grade super cleaning system to ensure it is entirely food safe.

“We are extremely pleased to have received a PackTheFuture award and hope it will be the first award of many for our Rfresh Elite tray. It took two years for the innovation team at LINPAC to develop the unique sealant, which is completely food safe and has proved effective in reducing leaking packs,” said Alan Davey, director of innovation at LINPAC.

The sealant can be removed in the hot wash process, meaning that the tray will yield 100% clear PET after recycling. The sealant on the tray flange is opaque, only turning clear after the lidding film has been heat-sealed onto the tray. This provides a strong visual check of the pack’s seal integrity for the packer processors.

Organised by ELIPSO, the French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association, and IK, the German Plastics Packaging Association, PackTheFuture focuses on promoting the innovative and creative potential of plastic packaging to the public.

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