PaperSeal™ Skin Tray

The PaperSeal™ Skin tray is a fiber-based alternative to traditional plastic vacuum skin packaging (VSP) trays for fresh and processed protein applications. 

It delivers a reduction in plastic of 80 – 90 percent compared to traditional trays while offering equivalent performance in terms of shelf life.  

The packs offer differentiation on the retail shelf thanks to the high-quality offset graphics which can be printed on both the internal and external surface. 

PaperSeal™ Skin Tray

PaperSeal Skin Tray Benefits

Sustainability Benefits
  • The PaperSeal Skin tray uses 80-90% less plastic than traditional trays 1     
  • The liner can be easily separated from the paperboard tray after use, enabling easy recycling of the tray 2 
  • The paperboard is produced from renewable plant-based fiber sourced from sustainably managed forests 
  • Trays can be supplied formed or flat, the latter resulting in lower transport emissions compared to pre-made trays as fewer deliveries are required 
Consumer Experience Benefits
Consumer Experience
  • The unique, reinforced, continuous sealing flange ensures seal integrity equal to traditional plastic trays 
  • The hermetically sealed tray provides a shelf life equivalent to a plastic tray 
  • High-quality offset graphics on both the front and rear of the tray deliver on-shelf differentiation, offering great benefits over traditional VSP plastic trays. 
Operational Efficiency Benefits
Operational Efficiency
  • Our range of paperboards, liners, and top films can accommodate a wide range of applications, including fresh or processed meats and fish 
  • If trays are supplied flat, this lowers transport and storage costs compared to formed trays 
Consumer Experience Benefits
Brand and Marketing
  • The pack offers great branding potential as high quality, offset graphics can be printed on both the inside and outside of the tray 

1 Plastic reduction figures are for the tray and exclude the lidding film, which is expected to be similar to film used for current trays. Each PaperSeal tray is specified on a case-by-case basis to minimize plastic content, at levels even below 10% where possible. 

2 In some countries (depending on the percentage of plastic), the lined tray is accepted for recycling without the liner having been removed.

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