UK - LINPAC Packaging has been announced as a finalist in two categories of this year’s Plastics Industry Awards.
The packaging manufacturer, which serves the protein, bakery, foodservice, fresh produce and convenience markets, has been shortlisted in the Best Recycled Product and Best Technology Application categories for its Rfresh Elite tray for fresh meat and poultry.
Winners will be announced at a black-tie event on October 24 at the London Hilton hotel, hosted by comedian and television presenter Al Murray.
The awards recognise the best that the UK plastics industry has to offer and covers material usage, product design, manufacturing, training and environmental performance.
Rfresh Elite is a mono-material tray, manufactured from up to 95 per cent rPET. It uses a unique sealant, developed by LINPAC, on the tray flange to create a secure seal with the lidding film, removing the need for the industry standard laminated PE base film and creating a crystal clear tray which is 100 per cent recyclable at the end of its service life - a breakthrough in tray packaging design.
Rfresh Elite trays have been developed under the manufacturer’s Project LIFE (LIghtweighting For Excellence) initiative, aimed at reducing pack weight and carbon footprint whilst maintaining excellent performance and integrity.
Joanna Stephenson, Vice President Marketing and Innovation, at LINPAC Packaging said: “We are extremely pleased to have been shortlisted in these two categories and look forward to attending a great presentation ceremony later this year."
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