Paper Pan is a paper tray which aims at replacing tons of plastic trays currently available in the market.
Every day, millions of plastic trays fill up the supermarket fresh food counters and shelves and eventually reach the homes of consumers all around the world. Just think of the impact they have in terms of raw materials usage and the difficulty – or, often, the impossibility – of recycling them. Such materials are hard to reuse as we are talking of mostly dirty packaging which makes recycling troublesome.
In this context, the magnitude of Ecopack’s innovation becomes clear.
Paper Pan has excellent oil-repellent properties, comparable to those of common plastic trays.
It is highly liquid-resistant and offers constant mechanical stiffness during its use, the same as for plastic containers.
Paper Pan is also a heat-sealable container. Despite being made mainly of paper, it is perfectly suitable for heat sealing, something that up to now was only achievable with plastic-based materials.
The operator at the food counter can use it both to pack food to be displayed in-site and to prepare take-out.
Paper Pan has two closing options: clear RPET lid or HDPE-PET multilayer film.
However, the most remarkable features of Paper Pan lie in its ease of recyclability and its strong focus on sustainability.
Paper Pan uses 30% less cellulose compared to the cardboard trays of the competitors while maintaining high rigidity to mechanical strain. Such a reduction is reflected in its total weight.
In addition, 30% less cellulose means a significant saving on paper consumption and the entire production system.
Paper Pan can be recycled together with paper according to UNI 11743:2019 and UNI EN 13430 regulations and has also obtained the Aticelca® 501:2019 level B certification, meaning that 80% of the paper can be reused from each Paper Pan container.