Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has launched a new line of PaperSeal trays, offering brands and retailers the opportunity to replace modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and vacuum skin packaging (VSP) plastic trays with a new barrier-lined paperboard alternative. The new PaperSeal tray solution utilizes 80%–90% paperboard—produced from renewable fiber sourced from sustainably managed forests—and 10%–20% film, depending on tray dimensions. The tray is designed for the film liner to be easily separated from the paperboard after use, enabling the consumer to recycle the tray.
The hermetically sealed tray is suitable for a wide range of applications, including cheese, fresh or processed meat, ready-made products, frozen foods, snacks, salad, and fruit. PaperSeal provides up to 28 days of shelf life, depending on the application.
“The transition to fiber-based packaging is a priority for many of our customers, and it’s clear that sustainable paperboard packaging solutions must meet the functionality and performance of existing tray designs,” said Paul Tye, business development director, Graphic Packaging Europe.
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