Claimed to be the first-to-market recyclable barrier pouch for the packaged protein category, the new MonoFlexBE solution has been developed to replace rigid tray format with mixed lidding film
Sustainable packaging manufacturer Coveris has collaborated with Irish poultry producer Moy Park to develop a recyclable stand-up pouch, dubbed MonoFlexBE, for Tesco ready-to-eat chicken.
The new recyclable mono-laminate pouch has been developed to replace rigid tray format with mixed lidding film, thereby supporting Moy Park’s packaging weight reduction commitment and Coveris’ NO WASTE initiative.
Claimed to be the first-to-market recyclable barrier pouch for the packaged protein category, the new MonoFlexBE stand-up pouch is a more convenient format for cooked meats with a 55% lower plastic weight.
Moy Park packaging development manager Rosemary Perry said: “We were really excited to develop and launch this mono PE film for our cooked chicken product.
“This pack supports Moy Park’s pledge to reduce packaging weight by 5% year on year and delivers on Tesco’s strategy to use mono PE films where possible due to better end-of life-solutions and to promote packaging circularity.”
Designed to be suitable for all snacking applications, the new stand-up pouch is currently used for Tesco BBQ Chicken Breast Pieces.
The new stand-up pouch, which is developed via Coveris’ R&D network, features a recyclable barrier technology to meet the same shelf-life requirements.
MonoFlexBE pouch is also provided with a zip-lock function for enhanced convenience and minimised food waste through better storage.
Coveris Flexibles technical sales manager Mark Robinson said: “we’re really proud to have supported both Tesco and Moy Park throughout this project and be given the opportunity to deliver a first-to-market solution that not only increases the recyclability of flexible films, but also introduces an entirely new, reduced plastic, reduced waste format to the category.”
Last month, Coveris and Brigl & Bergmeister unveiled a new PaperBarrier Seal fully recyclable and sustainably sourced packaging material.