Graphic Packaging International has launched a third addition to its award-winning PaperSeal® tray range to include a new dual-ovenable version, PaperSeal Cook. In response to consumer trends around convenient, homecooked-style foods, customers can now benefit from award-winning PaperSeal tray technology for oven and microwave-ready chilled and frozen food applications.
The news immediately follows Graphic Packaging’s launch of PaperSeal Slice® and PaperSeal Wedge, designed for sliced meat and cheese applications. As with all solutions in the existing portfolio, sustainability is top of mind for Graphic Packaging. As such, PaperSeal Cook reduces the amount of plastic when compared to traditional trays – in this instance by up to 80 percent.
Ricardo De Genova, SVP, global innovation and new business development, Graphic Packaging, commented, “Many of our customers are seeking to minimise the amount of plastic packaging they use in a category that has traditionally been dominated by CPET trays. We’ve transferred our PaperSeal technology to a convenient fiber-based ovenable and microwaveable solution that has all the benefits of the PaperSeal tray along with a liner that can withstand the high temperatures required in cooking.”
The PaperSeal Cook tray features a one-piece continuous sealing flange to prevent leaks and ensure robustness through the supply chain. After use, the consumer can easily separate the liner film from the paperboard, making the paperboard portion of the tray 100 percent recyclable through normal collection channels.