Swedish company AR Packaging has introduced a gas-tight pressed-board tray to store chilled foods.

Designed as a replacement for plastic trays, the modified atmosphere packaging is capable of providing a shelf life of at least 18 days.

The offering leverages the AR Packaging’s expertise in barrier materials and pressed-board tray production.

Materials and technologies are leveraged from AR Packaging member companies CC Pack and Flextrus.

Board trays come with a lidding material that serves as a safety seal for the stored product. A specially designed barrier is also provided to fulfil specific packed-product requirements.

CC Pack managing director Åke Larsson said: “We have invested lots of effort to develop this new revolutionary packaging solution. The shape of the tray is optimised to ensure tight packs, which gives a shelf life of at least 18 days.

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“We thereby meet the needs for a wide range of chilled food products such as fresh meat and chicken, processed meat, cheese and ready meals etc.”

“The shape of the tray is optimised to ensure tight packs, which gives a shelf life of at least 18 days.”

The pressed-board tray food concept aims to address the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions to store chilled food.

Manufactured with a high proportion of renewable materials, the concept also supports product branding for the client.

With 3,300 employees, AR Packaging has 19 factories across 11 countries. A&R Carton, Flextrus, CC Pack, SP Containers, and AR Packaging Digital are its member companies.

Last month, AR Packaging Group completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares in folding carton products maker Istragrafika. The value of the acquisition was not disclosed.