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Did you know? The majority of consumers (55%) are willing to pay more for sustainable products. 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 pressed 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. It can be used even in gas-tight or modified atmosphere packaging.
Trayforma can minimize the amount of plastic in ready-meal trays and reduce the CO2 emissions up to 67%. 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 up to 50% less plastic. Trayforma Bio trays are compostable in industrial composting and can be used in microwave oven according to European plastic regulation.
Trayforma is available in 190 - 420gsm for producing all sizes of microwave and conventional oven trays.
Trayforma BarrPeel has been developed to replace plastic packages in vacuumed skin packages for food such as meat, fish, cheese and cold cut end uses.
High quality beef or fish can stay fresh for up three to five times longer in vacuum packaging as compared to conventional plastic or paper packaging. Trayforma BarrPeel, which combines a paperboard with barrier coating, is made up of over 90% renewable and sustainably-sourced wood fibers and has an easily peelable solution that prioritises user experience.
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.