Food to go packaging made from APET

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APET can be fully recycled into new food grade trays of the same quality

Public awareness of the environmental impact of food packaging is at an all-time high. Around the world, legislators are targeting single-use plastic and non-recyclable packaging. In addition, for a growing number of consumers, what your food packaging is made of is just as important as what is in it. Our food to go products made from APET ensure maximum shelf appeal combined with excellent environmental performance.


APET is made from up to 100% recycled content and can be fully recycled into new food grade trays of the same quality again and again – without compromising on food safety. Choosing APET puts you at the forefront, seizing new market opportunities. With our APET range, we cover the entire scope of food to go applications, including packaging for sandwiches, sushi, salads, fruit/vegetables, desserts, snacks, baked goods, antipasti and more.


Key characteristics for APET



Protective and safe food packaging

Put safety first with high-performance food to go packaging made from APET. With its superior barrier properties, APET provides superior food protection and integrity for temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C. APET protects your food to go products from physical damage and prevents any negative effects on flavour. This helps minimise food waste, which is considered one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

Faerch food to go trays made from APET comply with the strictest regulations on food safety. They meet the highest standards according to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. No such specific regulation exists for non-plastic materials, only the softer Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 is typically applied with certain practical limitations on how to prove food safety.


Truly circular food packaging

Help close the loop on plastic. Made with up to 100% recycled content and fully recyclable into new food grade products, APET provides tray-to-tray recycling without compromising on food safety or any other functional properties. This allows you to integrate true circularity into your packaging setup.

Tray-to-tray recycling is not some distant vision. We are doing it on an industrial scale at our site in Duiven, Netherlands. We recycle used food trays and use the flakes and pellets as input material for new food grade trays across all our production sites.

Read more about Faerch’s ability to offer tray-to-tray recycling on an industrial scale.



Versatile in design

Get noticed on the shelf with APET food to go packaging. APET demonstrates excellent shelf appeal and provides numerous options for creating a stylish design that stand out from the rest. Out APET trays are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes as well as numerous custom options to perfectly match the visual identity of your brand and product.

With consumers demanding a new level of convenience, the design of your food to go product has become even more important. Our APET solutions are designed for busy consumers who grab their food on the go. From easy locking mechanisms to sleeved pots with excellent clarity.



Customer convenience

Meet your customers’ needs and expectations with food to go packaging made from APET. Our APET food to go trays are designed to make your customers’ lives a little easier.

Here is a short run-down of the 5 key advantages of food to go packaging made from APET when it comes to convenience.

  • Designed for busy lifestyles
    Today’s consumers are looking for easy-to-use products that are appealing and functional. Our range of APET products offers just that. They are designed to give your customers a superior on-the-go experience without compromising on food safety and integrity.
  • Excellent product presentation
    Consumers judge the quality of your product in seconds, and they prefer honest and transparent product presentation. The superior clarity offered by APET sets your product apart on the shelf and helps your customer evaluate the quality and integrity of your food to go product prior to purchase.
  • Compartments to preserve food quality
    Compartments allows you to offer a vast array of food options. At the same time, the clean separation of ingredients prevents tastes and aromas from mixing.
  • Reduce food waste
    Use snap-off portion packs to keep food fresh and to reduce food waste.
  • Tight and secure opening
    Packaging plays an important role in ensuring that your food to go product is fresh and safe. Our APET packaging boasts tight, yet easy, secure opening and resealing characteristics. What’s more, they have no sharp edges, which ensures that they can be handled safely.


Excellent point-of-sale performance

First impressions matter, especially when dealing with time-poor consumers who want their food served safe, fast, fresh, and tasty. Get noticed on the shelf with innovative food to go packaging made from APET. Our APET packaging solutions are designed for maximum shelf appeal, differentiation and impact. They offer great design flexibility, allowing you to effectively brand your food to go product at the point of sale.

  • Excellent clarity for superior product presentation
  • Transparency to allow consumers see what they are getting
  • Innovative and striking designs, shapes, and styles
  • Leading-edge prints and sleeving/embossing effects for added brand impact

Sustainable packaging has become increasingly important. Consumers not only demand less packaging, they also want their packaging to be designed in a responsible manner that permits recycling. Our APET products help you stay ahead of the curve and do business in a sustainable way – and they help you deliver on your sustainability goals.



Easy to handle in production

Easy handling is essential to ensuring that your production flow is stable and effective. Our APET trays are designed to optimise your production and total cost of ownership. Thanks to the excellent uniformity and conformity of our trays and their smooth and reliable denesting properties, our APET trays help you ensure an uninterrupted production flow. These trays are suitable for in-store, flow, central, and MAP packaging.

Key benefits of APET trays:

  • Excellent tray uniformity
  • Smooth and reliable denesting
  • Lid features and excellent sealing film integrity
  • High impact strength, even at low temperatures
  • Reduced logistics and handling costs due to low stacking height
  • Cost-effective tooling with simple and fast start-up
  • Direct print features for stock-keeping optimisation
  • Short lead times and on-time delivery
  • Outstanding customer service



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