Plastics packaging manufacturer, Faerch Plast, has announced that it has been granted a European patent for its MAPET II recyclable mono material for meat, poultry and fish.
Tray manufactured from mono PET with a special food approved adhesive applied to the rim ensuring an airtight closure to avoid leakage.
Faerch Plast’s MAPET II, is mono packaging produced from a single material and specially developed for sealing fresh meat, poultry and fish, allowing consumers to transport packs home without the risk of leakage and potential contamination from juices, as well as ensure the modified atmosphere is maintained.
The packaging has the same properties as multi-layer materials, but is made using mono APET (Amorphous polyethylene terephthalate). It is also cost effective in comparison to non-recyclable laminates.
Lars Gade Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, Faerch Plast, commented: “We are proud to be granted the European patent for MAPET II. This ground-breaking product was a long time in development and has been well received by the European food industry.
“Since early 2011 significant volumes of MAPET II trays have been delivered to the market. The patent reinforces our commitment to the on-going development of innovative, functional and eye-catching packaging that offers shelf life, storage, environmental and cost benefits.”
MAPET II, manufactured from Post-Consumer Recycled materials, offers benefits as it can be easily sorted and recycled where the right infrastructure is in place. It also boasts superior clarity to allow consumers to assess the quality and integrity of food products prior to purchase.
Faerch Plast adds a small amount of special adhesive to the rim of each tray to ensure that it can be sealed easily rather than including a PE top layer. The adhesive, also developed by the company, is approved for direct contact with food.
MAPET II trays can be used with a wide range of lidding films, including market standard PE, and processors and packers do not need to change lidding films or production equipment, helping increase lines speeds and operating efficiencies.