The PaperSeal tray is designed for firms opting for a more sustainable way to package fresh and processed meat, chilled and frozen meals, cheese, snacks, salad and prepared fruit
Graphic Packaging International has unveiled its investment plans in G. Mondini Trave 350 tray sealer to increase the supply of its PaperSeal line of fibre-based trays in the US and Canada.
Graphic Packaging has created the PaperSeal tray in collaboration with tray sealing technology company G. Mondini.
The tray is designed for firms opting for a more sustainable way to package fresh and processed meat, chilled and frozen meals, cheese, snacks, salad and prepared fruit.
Made with a recyclable paperboard tray with a detachable liner, PaperSeal reduces plastic by up to 90% while providing performance and shelf life compared to regular trays.
At Graphic Packaging’s Colorado research and development facility, the Trave 350 machine, supplied by Harpak-ULMA Packaging in North America, has been installed.
The machine offers the capacity to create smaller amounts along with high production volumes for market testing using a flexible forming tool.
Customers now have the priceless chance to test PaperSeal throughout their supply chains and into stores without having to make an upfront production equipment investment.
Graphic Packaging business development director Jeff Voyzey said: “We see PaperSeal as an increasingly relevant packaging solution for customers looking to reduce their reliance on plastic for their fresh, frozen and processed food applications.
“We appreciate that sustainable packaging is more important than ever to consumers, with 40% of global consumers claiming their buying habits are positively influenced by it.
“The installation of this machine boosts our capacity to serve the North American market. As consumer preferences continue to shift towards more sustainable packaging solutions, we see increased demand for the PaperSeal packaging solution.
“The Trave 350 is an impressively efficient machinery solution. It will help us produce PaperSeal trays for a variety of applications, including modified atmosphere, vacuum skin and dual-ovenable packaging formats.”