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airPET Ready Meal trays

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Foamed C-PET thermoformed trays
In Use – In full Production

Benefits
Packaging Reduction, Product Waste Reduction, Recycled content/recyclability, Resource efficiency (e.g. filling line efficiency), Storage and Transport efficiency

Product Categories
Food

Relevant Materials
Plastic – rigid

Relevant Packaging Formats
Cushioning, IBCs (flexible and rigid)

Supply Chain Phase
Packing, Processing, Recovery, Retailing

Details

airPET is further development of foaming C-PET and thermoforming into ready meal and take away trays. Previous endeavours to perfect this technology have fallen a long way short of delivering a commercial usable product. Silver Plastiks have completely reconfigured the extrusion and thermoforming process to now deliver a perfect products that performs equally as well as any conventional C-PET tray. Trays are now in stock and available for immediate delivery. However delivering many environmental and consumer benefits.

Potential Benefits

30% lighter than mono layer C-PET trays. Higher impact strength when frozen. Can be held directly from the oven or microwave in the naked hand. Excellent stability when hot directly from oven. No new tooling required will fit on exiting sealing tools and provides fast sealing speeds. Available in colours that are visible in the recycling process. Attractive appearance.

Intellectual Property

Registered trade mark "airPET" owned by Silver Plastiks

Consultant View

None

Contacts and Further Information

Contact Alec Kinge for further information on 0044 7970 258378

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