The new plastics packaging system from RPC Bebo Kristiansand in Norway is designed for seafood products.
RPC Bebo Kristiansand in Norway has introduced a new seafood packing system that it says provides important logistical and sustainability benefits compared to more traditional packs.
The food packaging systems division has introduced the new system, which comprises lightweight trays, sealing film and tray lidding machines in a process that is able to pack a range of seafood products from fish fillets to shellfish, and, in conjunction with modified atmosphere packing (MAP), can reportedly deliver extended shelf life.
The specially designed thermoformed HDPE trays are available in a range of sizes and contain features such as ‘Pyramids’, which, when used in combination with plastic layer pads, avoid discolouration of the fish from residual water and liquid. The trays ensure long shelf life without the need for ice, offering a typical 10-12 days for fish fillets.
For efficient distribution, the trays feature a robust construction and are fully stackable - a full truckload can contain around 10 times more trays than EPS boxes, says RPC.
Filled trays can also be transported with other products, including dry goods, since their leak-proof construction prevents salt water from seeping out. Trays can be packed directly onto pallets using filmwrap.
RPC Bebo Kristiansand says the trays are the strongest on the market and offer full tamper-evidence, delivering consumer convenience and reassurance.
"We believe this new system offers seafood processors an ideal solution in terms of delivering quality, freshness and convenience to their end customers," commented Sales and Marketing Director, Espen Eggerdink.