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Did you know? More than one in three consumers is ready to pay above average prices for products made with sustainable materials. Creating solutions that meet consumers’ demands for eco-performance can be complex when packaging liquids, and chilled or frozen foods.
For these products, reducing and replacing plastics with renewable materials is key. To help food brands combat climate change, Trayforma™ PET is shown to reduce carbon emissions by two-thirds in comparison to PET trays in a critically reviewed LCA study.
Replacing rigid PET trays with paperboard makes a huge impact on carbon emissions. Paperboard also allows brands to communicate about reducing in plastic in their supply chains. This in turn helps consumers who want to transition away from plastic and make more sustainable choices.
Trayforma is the original paper-based tray material for replacing plastic and aluminium.
Trayforma’s functional barriers and guaranteed food safety and taste and odour neutrality allow it to work conveniently from freezer via oven to table. With its innovative tooling technology by Stora Enso, it can be used even in gas-tight or modified atmosphere packaging.
Trayforma can reduce up to 80% of plastic in ready-meal trays and up to 67% of CO2 emissions. A highly formable and convertible material, it’s perfectly suited for tray pressing lines, enabling customisation to exact shape and size requirements as well as premium product presentation with flexo and offset printing.
Trayforma PET is conventional or microwave oven safe, while the new Trayforma PP is a microwavable ready-meal tray with 50% less plastic and free from PET. Trayforma Bio microwave-ovenable trays are compostable.
Trayforma is now also available in 420gsm for producing larger and sturdier microwave and conventional oven trays.
Trayforma Special paperboard helps products stand out on the shelf and in consumers’ hands.
Trayforma Special is a sustainable, renewable packaging material for food, with FSC® and PEFC™ certification on request. It’s a versatile pigment-coated paperboard that features extra stiffness and runnability for high efficiency.
It can be used in folded trays and pre-cut lids and is food-safe, taste and odour neutral. The trays can be designed with a large printable area for enhanced branding possibilities.
A PET coating provides Trayforma Special with high heat resistance and protection against humidity, oxygen and grease.
Ready meals are extremely convenient. You just pop the entire package in a microwave and hey presto, it’s good to eat. But these meals are usually packaged in plastic and it probably hasn’t escaped anyone that we need to find alternatives.
Everyone wants to do the right thing for the environment and the brand owners that we work with at Stora Enso are no different.
LCA study-based environmental impacts of Trayforma and plastic illustrated with an infographic.