Renewable, bio-based materials designed for trays

Choosing the original renewable paperboard material to replace PET trays helps you reduce your annual plastic usage by up to 80%. Plus, it can lower the carbon footprint of the tray by two thirds – a real game-changer in reaching your carbon reduction targets for packaging.

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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.

Tray products

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Trayforma™ by Stora Enso

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

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.

  • Trayforma BarrPeel can be used as flat tray or pressed into a shallow tray depending on the need of the customer
  • BarrPeel barrier allows the nice and easy peeling of the top skin film which is relevant for the consumer.

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Technical Specifications

New gas-tight tray from Stora Enso and AR Packaging to reduce plastic in chilled food packaging

“The increasing demand for sustainable packaging has led to an intensive search for gas-tight board trays. We have invested a great deal of effort to develop this new packaging solution together with Stora Enso. The shape of the tray is optimised to ensure tight packs, which delivers a shelf life up to 18 days, depending on the product packed. We thereby meet the needs for a wide range of chilled food products, such as fresh meat and chicken, processed meat, cheese, ready meals, and the like.”

Åke Larsson
Managing Director at CC Pack

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