Recyclable PP flow pack for minced meat / Tray alternative uses 60% less plastic
As an alternative to thermoformed trays, packaging film manufacturer Schur Flexibles (Wiener Neudorf / Austria; has presented a flow pack for minced meat. The packaging solution “MonoFlow(re) PXC” uses a 60 µm thin mono-polypropylene film that can be finished with flexographic, gravure or digital printing. Compared with dimensionally stable trays, this variant can reduce plastic content by around 60% for an identical net weight. The sensitive filling material is protected by a high-barrier layer which is not described in detail. According to Schur, this does not negatively affect the recycling process, as it only accounts for less than 5%.

On the occasion of the international trade fair for the meat industry “IFFA”, wrapping machine manufacturer Fuji Packaging (Hamburg / Germany; presented a comparable solution last year, using a polypropylene film of the same thickness from Maag (Oberglatt / Switzerland; This film, which is also equipped with a barrier layer, is also suitable for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) applications such as minced meat.

Since the oxygen barrier layer accounts for less than 5% of the film, it also has no effect on recycling. Germany’s largest meat producer Tönnies was the first to launch the new Fuji flow pack variant in Germany in early 2020.
22.04.2020 [244835-0]
Published on 22.04.2020
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