Are you being asked to deliver a new dimension in nested trays?
Plastic or a new fresh cardboard, paper based biodegradable product – which would you choose?
When we installed our latest Heiber and Schröder CE1000 nested tray forming machine, which is our fourth Nester creating further capacity and versatility in the type and quantity of nested trays we can finish.
Equipped to run twin stream, our innovation team set about developing modifications that have comprehensively changed the running capability and flexibility of what we can finish to perfectly dovetail with our customers’ requirements. However we have been surprised at the speed and demand for change from the plastic option to cardboard, paper based biodegradable products.
This versatility enables us to handle a wide range of sizes and substrates including those made from coated materials which are used for fresh, chilled or wet foods and often designed with an integral lid or window. These materials also offer a more sustainable form of packaging as they are recyclable and biodegradable.
Primarily nested tray cartons will contain food substances which, thanks to our BRCGS ‘AA’ compliance, you can be assured your nested trays will be run to the highest quality hygiene standards available.
The move from Plastic to the paper based biodegradable option continues to gather pace and no wonder with Soft Fruits staying fresher for up to three days longer in cardboard, paper based products, Scientific research has indicated that paper based trays keep fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms. Cardboard, paper based offers a more biodegradable option and will therefore continue to make a massive impact from an environmental perspective.
Further evidence and support has shown that plastic free aisles have led to an increase in sales (reported by The Grocer 9th March 2019) and 82% of customers are concerned about wasteful packaging (Food and Drink Network UK Volume 19 Issue 02)
Just a selection of the exciting new range of cardboard products available