25th and 26th Sept 2018 ExCal London


25th and 26th Sept 2018 ExCal London
25th and 26th Sept 2018 ExCal London

The lowest waste, the biggest growth

The future of food containers involves offering natural and compostable alternatives that meet with the demands of the food industry, as well as the increasing requirements of consumers. There are many advantages to this and the objectives of the market are even more clear:

  • Sustainability

  • Food safety

  • Food waste reduction

Sustainability is a feature that is becoming more critical when it comes to choosing a container or packaging for a product. In certain countries, this is essential when it comes to marketing the products of the most representative brands and we could not imagine it any other way. In these countries, environmental awareness is no longer a market trend but rather a necessity, generally because the culture of the need to care for our environment already carries more weight in relation to the other economies or less sensitive markets.

In the food industry sector, it is obviously required that containers are suitable for food contact, although surprisingly this requirement is somewhat overlooked when we freeze or heat in the same container. There are multiple options in the market that comply with the most demanding standards when it comes to contact with food. Nevertheless, these materials become toxic in certain conditions, especially at high temperatures. 

Last but not least, population continues to grow and to occupy increasingly remote territories, both remaining a real challenge for those who want to take the most varied food to every single part of the planet. That food needs to maintain all its properties for longer: from processing and packaging to the final consumer. Production chains demand greater productivity to become more competitive, and this entails the preparation of food in larger volumes, that can withstand the transit of the supply chain. This ensures that food is not wasted in the same quantities and is able to endure many days on the shelf of the supermarket until the consumer decides to consume it. This factor requires containers to better protect the food, by providing both barrier oxygen or gas, in the case of packaged in modified atmosphere (MAP).

However, the most critical question in the food sector at this point is: are there any alternative containers that offer all of these advantages at the same time?

Fortunately, yes. At PackBenefit, we have the solution to this current dilemma. Our cellulose thermoformed trays meet the demands of sustainability (vegetable raw material), offer excellent performance for food contact in a wide range of temperatures and help reduce food waste. In addition to these advantages, there others such as: certified compostability, high thermal insulation preventing burns after baking, no need of content and packaging segregation, rigidity in all thermal situations, sealability at low temperatures and more qualities that we are inviting the market to discover.

In PackBenefit we have the ability to reduce 10 tons of CO2 emissions per year through a sustainable and safe solution that also prevents food waste.

The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo is the most popular one in the UK for takeaway and restaurant businesses, and that’s why we are so proud to say that, in 2016, we were recognized with the Product Innovation Award thanks to the uniqueness and sustainability of our products. In 2018, we intend to repeat this pioneering achievement with a new proposal that will make you realize that a real alternative to plastic is already here.

Now it's your turn to take care of the planet. We hand it to you on a tray!