Key characteristics for PP
Protective and safe food packaging
Safety in food packaging is extremely important, and quality packaging is key to protecting your ready meal product from contamination and to keeping it fresh and appealing. Our ready meal packaging made from PP protects the integrity of your food product at temperatures ranging from -20°C to 121°C, which includes hot use applications. PP keeps your ready meal product safe from physical damage and spoilage, and it guarantees that the flavour of your product does not change. This helps to prolong the shelf life of your product, making your packaging part of the solution to reduce food waste.
Faerch ready meal products made from PP 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.
In contrast to CPET, which allows for true circularity, PP is made from 100% virgin material. However, PP trays are fully recyclable in contrast to packaging not made from a mono-material. PP, which is recycled from food applications, represents an important source of material for supplying other durable applications, such as in the automotive industry, and for applications such as child safety seats, bike helmets, garden furniture, and pipes. In the PP recycling chain, food applications represent the first step necessarily requiring 100% virgin material. PP is typically promoted by waste managers and legislators due to its excellent recycling capability and volume.
Versatile in design
Drive sales with eye-catching designs. Our PP trays for ready meals are available in numerous standard sizes, colours and shapes, as well as unlimited custom solutions to perfectly match the visual identity of your brand and business.
PP is available in both opaque and clear versions. With a clear packaging solution, your consumer is able to easily assess the meal in your packaging. This ensures maximum shelf appeal.
Meet your customers’ needs and expectations with ready meal packaging made from PP. Our PP food trays are designed to make the lives of your customers easier.
Here is a short run-down of the 5 key advantages of PP food packaging when it comes to convenience.
- Wide temperature range from -20°C to 121°C
With a wide temperature range from -20°C to 121°C, our PP trays can be heated for freezer-to-microwave convenience.
- Oven-to-table convenience
Consumers are demanding convenience packs designed to be put straight onto the table. Our PP trays offer oven-to-table convenience and have tableware appeal.
- Compartments to preserve food quality
Use compartments to easily separate the ingredients of your ready meal product. This prevents tastes and aromas from mixing.
- Reduce food waste
Our range of PP products includes many single-serve options that help reduce food waste while making portion control easier.
- Secure handling
Our PP products have no sharp edges, which ensures that they can be handled safely.
Perform well at point of sale
Use smart packaging design to boost sales of your ready meal product. Our PP trays are designed for eye-catching shelf appeal, differentiation and impact.
They offer great design flexibility, enabling you to effectively brand your ready meal product at the point of sale.
- Innovative and eye-catching designs, shapes, and styles
- Transparent and multiple opaque colours
- Attractive textures and embossing
Easy to handle in production
Easy handling is essential for running stable and effective production. Thanks to their excellent uniformity and conformity, our PP products help you optimise your production flow and total cost of ownership.
PP offers superior sealing and allows for top-sealing, BDF, flow packs, and food packaged by retailers on-site. At the same time, PP offers you high production flexibility as you can apply many design variants and depths within the same sealing and tooling profile.
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