Tetra Pak released Tetra Rex Bio-based, what is said to be the first bio-based carton manufactured solely from a combination of plastics derived from plants and paperboard. The low-density polyethylene used to create the laminate film and the neck of the opening together with the high-density polyethylene used for the cap are all derived from sugar cane, are FSC-certified and are traceable to their origins.
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rPET PACKAGING FOR FOOD ON THE GO
Tri-Star Packaging unveiled a new hinged hybrid pack that makes it easy for operators to display to-go salads, sushi and bakery products. The new Coalesce pack features an ultra-clear hinged lid attached to a board base that can be printed internally and externally for greater brand presence and ultimate shelf impact. The see-through rPET lid creates a large viewing area for increased visibility. It’s easy to stack, reduces packaging inventory and an integrated tamper-evident design cuts labelling costs. Plus, the board is produced using wood fibers sourced only from sustainably managed forests.
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SECONDARY PACKAGING SOLUTION
Georgia-Pacific Corrugated released Brand Ready Packaging (BRP), which uses a forward-thinking design process, exacting production techniques and proprietary consumer insights to provide effective in-store secondary packaging. Key BRP differentiators include the company’s Innovation Institute, which uses a 5-step process to guide ideation, product development and design. And, the Clean and Easy-Perf perforation solution offers a smarter, stronger, more organized, appeal-proven display. This packaging works in tandem with the company’s Color-Box capability to deliver high-graphics packaging solutions.
MINI CONTAINER FOR FRESH CUT FRUIT
Baltimore Innovations launched its new Fresh-R-Pax “mini-container,” a tray comprised of food-safe Fresh-R-Pax absorbent technology, which improves quality and extends the shelf life for fresh cut fruits. Fresh-R-Pax works by absorbing the excess juice/liquid fresh cut fruit releases. These tamper-evident, easy-to-open packages come in 70- and 110-gram “mini-containers,” ideal for kid’s snacks, school lunches and retail/convenience stores.