Designed for vacuum skin packs, Trayforma BarrPeel is said to be a new easy-peeling board material to pack fresh food, including cold cuts, single-portion meats, fish, and cheese on recyclable paperboard trays
Stora Enso, a Finnish pulp and paper company, has rolled out recyclable and peelable Trayforma BarrPeel board material for vacuum-packaged fresh food.
Designed for vacuum skin packs, Trayforma BarrPeel is said to be a new easy-peeling board material to pack fresh food on recyclable paperboard trays.
It is a sustainable barrier-coated paperboard material for pressed trays, ideal for packaging cold cuts, single-portion meats, fish, and cheese.
Made from 90% renewable wood fibres, the material keeps the use of plastic to a minimum level and significantly lowers the packaging’s carbon footprint.
According to Stora Enso, the board material helps brand owners to achieve their sustainability goals by minimising plastic to less than 10% of the tray.
The company said vacuum-sealed skin packaging enhances shelf life of fresh food and prevents food waste, thus limiting environmental impact.
The board material’s surface enables the overlaying polymer skin film to be easily peeled. This provides packagers with an affordable solution that meets the growing demand for sustainable packaging materials.
Stora Enso Trayforma & Barriers technical account manager Jaana Keskitalo said: “With Trayforma BarrPeel, we improve environmental performance on two levels: protecting food to provide a longer shelf life and reducing the share of fossil-based materials.
“We’re especially proud that we can achieve this while also providing a great user experience. This easily peelable tray material lets consumers enjoy their product with minimal effort.”
Available commercially, the Trayforma BarrPeel material is a fusion of high functionality and sustainability performance, the pulp and paper company added.
Recently, the company announced its plans to merge its book paper production and permanently close one of its two paper machines at the company’s Anjalankoski site in Finland.