PaperSeal Slice™ Tray

The PaperSeal™ Slice tray offers a sustainable alternative to traditional thermoformed trays for sliced meats and cheeses, delivering a plastic reduction of up to 75 percent, depending on application. 

The pack offers great differentiation on the retail shelf thanks to the ability to print high-quality offset graphics on the inside and outside of the tray.  

The use of lighter-weight paperboard and innovative structural design delivers reduced pack weight and material use. Material use is further minimized as an additional label is not required because the information can be printed on the pack. 

Developed in partnership with G. Mondini, a world leader in tray sealing technology, PaperSeal trays offer a recyclable and sustainable alternative to plastic trays. 

PaperSeal Slice™ Tray

PaperSeal Slice Benefits

Sustainability Benefits
  • The PaperSeal Slice tray delivers a plastic reduction of 75% compared to a traditional thermoformed tray1     
  • The liner can be easily separated from the paperboard tray after use, enabling easy recycling of the tray2 
  • The use of lighter-weight paperboard can assist with the achievement of packaging goals
  • 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 formed plastic trays as more trays can be delivered per shipment 
Consumer Experience Benefits
Consumer Experience
  • The unique, continuous sealing flange ensures seal integrity equal to traditional thermoformed plastic trays 
  • The hermetically sealed tray provides a shelf-life equivalent to traditional plastic trays 
  • High-quality offset graphics on both the inside and outside of the tray deliver on-shelf differentiation, offering real benefits over plastic trays 
Operational Efficiency Benefits
Operational Efficiency
  • Constructed from a single piece of paperboard, the tray requires no folding or gluing and does not require an additional label 
  • The range of liners and paperboards offers the perfect solution for sliced meats and cheeses 
  • Trays can be supplied flat, resulting in lower transport and storage costs compared to pre-made trays 
Brand and Marketing Benefits
Brand and Marketing
  • High-quality offset graphics on both the inside and outside of the tray deliver on-shelf differentiation, offering significant branding benefits over plastic trays 

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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PaperSeal Slice Applications

Fresh and Processed Meats
Chilled Foods
Sliced Meats and Cheeses