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High barrier plastic food container

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High barrier plastic food container
Plastic food pot offers very long shelf life for many types of convenience food.
In Use – This product is commercially available in Europe.

Shelf life extension

Product Categories

Relevant Materials
Plastic – rigid

Relevant Packaging Formats
Bottles and jars

Supply Chain Phase


A leading packaging manufacturer has developed a high barrier plastic pot for a wide range of convenience foods.

The light-weight, injection moulded container is available with barrier protection on all surfaces of the package and is membrane sealed. This combination of properties ensures extremely low oxygen transmission, significantly extending the shelf life of convenience foods and therefore potentially reducing product waste in the supply chain and in the home.
The container, branded SuperLock, has been developed by RPC Superfos.
The content in this entry has been obtained from publicly available information sources only (e.g. press releases, website and trade press articles) and is subject to completion of a validation process with the technology supplier.

Potential Benefits

The manufacturers claim that convenience food can be kept on the shelf for up to three times longer compared to alternative plastic containers. Extended shelf life is likely to contribute to reduced product waste in the supply chain and in the home.

Intellectual Property

SuperLock is a registered trademark of RPC Superfos, and the design and technology behind SuperLock is the proprietary technology of RPC Superfos.

Consultant View

In addition to barrier packaging solutions, there are also other approaches and technologies available which also seek to extend the shelf life food products. Readers interested in alternative approaches should make further searchers of the REID database using combinations of filters and terms such as “shelf life extension”, “active packaging”, “modified atmosphere”, “controlled atmosphere”, “antimicrobial” and “scavengers”.

Contacts and Further Information

RPC Superfos a/s
Spotorno Allé 8
2630 Taastrup
Tel: +45 5911 1110

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