Packaging Solutions

We have vast experience of handling many types of food packaging

Our seal technologist can guide you through the development of new packaging concepts including developing eco-friendly, alternative to plastic packaging and can help you access our vast database of packaging suppliers and carry out trials in our fully equipped test facility.

Our tray sealing machines are compatible with a variety of recycled plastic and non-plastic recyclable and compostable materials including pulp packaging. Eco-friendly pack formats that are successfully being sealed include soft fruit punnets made out of RPET, a recycled plastic; biodegradable plant based plastics such as PLA which is a material made from renewable resources like corn starch or sugar cane; lined and unlined cardboard packs; pressed board trays which are widely recyclable (and provide a 90% reduction in plastic when compared to a tray made entirely out of plastic); and aluminium foil trays containing straight to oven products such as ready meals or mixed prepared vegetables.

Our seal technology team recently worked closely with Evesham Specialist Packaging (ESP) to develop a heat sealable pulp board pack, which is a biodegradable, recyclable and compostable plastic alternative tray. This is now on the shelves in many UK grocery retail outlets containing produce products like strawberries, mushrooms, grapes and gooseberries, a sustainable solution for fresh product packers.

Would you like to see an existing product line packaged in a new packaging material, different tray shape or with new pack functions?

Would you like to produce packaged samples of your new product to present to retailers?

Have you got questions about the packaging materials you are using or are planning to use such as their compatibility and the seal strength and characteristics that can be achieved?

Do you need to source packaging materials such as trays and film but don’t know where to start?

Speak to our packaging expert - simon@pal.co.uk