Every food packaging solution we design is crafted from paperboard, or a combination of paperboard and plastic, featuring strong green credentials.
Today, with so many of our customers increasingly eager to learn about sustainable packaging solutions, we provide information to help manoeuvre through the welter of options available.
We fully advocate the use of environmentally friendly packaging materials, and send 100% of our board waste to be recycled.
We offer a wide range of paperboard and plastic materials to suit every individual packaging requirement.
Each item in our product range falls under separate categories, from compostable products, which break down completely within 90 days (under the EN 13432 standard), to recyclable and biodegradable packaging.
The rPet plastic lids we use within our combination packaging range are constructed from 50% recycled material (rPET), while the window ﬁlm in many of our packs are compostable to EN 13432 standard.
Compostable materials are similar to biodegradable materials, as they are both intended to return to the earth safely. However, compostable materials go one step further by providing the earth with nutrients once the material has undergone a biological degradation process in commercial facilities, leaving no visible or toxic residue. We list a number of stock products within our portfolio which are fully compostable within 16 weeks, with one range fully compliant with the EN 13432 standard as compostable within 90 days.
With targets set to cut global food waste by half in 2030 and to reduce greenhouse emissions, we have developed a paperboard range of heat-sealable and modiﬁed atmosphere packaging (M.A.P.) which can extend the shelf-life of products by several days, and even weeks. In turn this can lead to reducing food waste and fuel emissions through less frequent deliveries. Shelf-life varies
dependent on ingredients, packing conditions and the environment in which the packed goods are stored.
**We always recommend that you clarify the shelf-life of your own products, when using our packaging, by carrying out your own trials.
Biodegradable refers to the ability of materials to break down and return to nature. In order for packaging products or materials to qualify as biodegradable, they must completely break down in commercial facilities and decompose into natural elements within a short time after disposal – typically a year or less. This process is inﬂuenced by time, sunlight, air and moisture.
Recycled packaging is produced from recovered materials. Conserving natural resources, greatly contributing towards improving and protecting our environment. Many of the products featured
in our catalogue, contain recycled packaging elements, such as rPET lids.
Recyclable packaging materials can be separated, collected, processed from the waste stream and then manufactured into a new product.