Stora Enso introduces recyclable and peelable board material for vacuum packaged fresh food

26 April, 23

Trayforma BarrPeel by Stora Enso is a new, easy-peeling board material for vacuum skin packs enabling packaging fresh food on recyclable paperboard trays. Trayforma BarrPeel supports brand owners’ sustainability ambitions by reducing plastic to less than 10% of the tray.

Trayforma BarrPeel by Stora Enso is a sustainable barrier-coated paperboard material for pressed trays — an ideal solution for vacuum packaging cold cuts, single portion meats, fish, and cheese. It consists of 90% renewable wood fibers, keeping plastic usage to a minimum and significantly reducing the packaging’s carbon footprint. Vacuum-sealed skin packaging extends the shelf life of fresh food, thus limiting environmental impact by preventing food waste.

The special surface of Trayforma BarrPeel material allows the overlaying polymer skin film to be easily peeled, providing packagers with an affordable solution that satisfies the increasing consumer demand for sustainable packaging materials.

“With Trayforma BarrPeel, we improve environmental performance on two levels: protecting food to provide a longer shelf life, and reducing the share of fossil-based materials,” says Jaana Keskitalo, Technical Account Manager, Trayforma & Barriers at Stora Enso. “We’re especially proud that we can achieve this while also providing a great user experience. This easily peelable tray material lets consumers enjoy their product with minimal effort.”

Already commercially available, this combination of sustainability performance and high functionality is resonating with manufacturers. We will also be showcasing Trayforma BarrPeel at Interpack, 4-10 May, Messe Düsseldorf, Hall 9, stand B20.

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