Chemical company Versalis, owned by Italy-based oil and gas firm Eni, is set to launch a new tray for food packaging under its Revive portfolio.

The Versalis Revive PS Air F-Series Forever tray is made from 75% domestic post-consumer polystyrene (PS) content developed by Pro Food members companies.

The product is the result of the company’s existing partnership with Italian post-consumer products recycling company Forever Plast, as well as a collaborative project with other companies involved in the PS industry value chain.

The tray’s inner layer consists of Versalis Revive PS Air F-Series Forever, while its two outer layers are made from virgin PS.

The product’s A-B-A functional barrier design and testing were carried out in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), a Germany-based packaging company.

The packaging is suitable for meat and fish and will be added to the market in the coming weeks.

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Versalis’ Revive range features products made from mechanical recycling of post-consumer and plastics, as well as from the industry supply chain.

Other polymer-based products in the range include Revive EPS, made from expandable polystyrene, and Revive PE, made from polyethylene.

Last February, Versalis launched Hoop, a chemical recycling project for mixed plastics.

The project, developed in collaboration with Italian engineering company Servizi di Ricerche e Sviluppo (SRS), aims to develop a new chemical recycling technology for plastic waste.