Fiber-based packaging leader Graphic Packaging International (‘Graphic Packaging’) announced the launch of its ProducePack™ Punnet, an innovative paperboard alternative to plastic punnet trays for fresh fruit and vegetables. This new product, available for all commonly used punnet sizes, is fully recyclable and reduces plastic by up to 100 percent, depending on application.
Designed with optimum operational efficiency in mind, ProducePack Punnet can be top-sealed at speeds equivalent to traditional plastic punnets. The sustainable solution reportedly works with existing machinery and tooling for plastic trays, meaning that minimal investment is required for packers looking to make the switch to paperboard.
For brands and retailers, the pack reportedly offers equivalent shelf life to plastic for certain produce items while reducing the potential for food waste. A range of board and barrier options is available, which have all been selected to ensure the package remains robust in cold storage and throughout the supply chain.
ProducePack Punnet can be supplied formed or flat, the latter offering carbon dioxide reductions in transit due to higher punnet tray volume per truckload.
In line with Graphic Packaging’s Design for the Environment (DfE) approach, its features can reportedly be customized to suit various markets and potential applications. From tomatoes to berries and more, the unique solution ensures sustainability is at the forefront at each stage of the manufacturing process. ProducePack Punnet can also be graphically printed to maximize branding opportunities without the need for additional labelling.
For more information, visit https://www.graphicpkg.com.