Tray-sealing and thermoforming technology provider Sealpac is set to introduce its EasyLid system for the food industry.
The EasyLid, which is a joint development between the German company and Naber Plastics in the Netherlands, is claimed to provide complete lid functionality without the need for the common snap-on lid.
According to the company, the system combines an injection-moulded tray with a new tray-sealing technology, resulting in a seal that will be secured.
The pre-formed tray is said to have a common peelable sealing edge, and also an additional ring.
EasyLid packaging solution is ecological and achieves a hermetic seal, besides providing consumers with better peelability and reclosability.
Said to be fit for both hot and cold fillings, as well as for modified atmosphere packaging, the EasyLid system provides opportunities for various market segments and types of convenience products, including delicacies, pickles and salads, packagingeurope.com reported.
The system is capable of sealing and lidding in one single step, which allows savings to be made on packaging materials, transport and storage costs.
As no subsequent lidding process is needed, it allows additional savings to be made on personnel costs or a lidding system, and the production line has a lower footprint.
The EasyLid, which has outputs up to 160 packs per minute, runs on all of the company's fully automated A-series traysealers.
The company will introduce the product at IFFA 2013, taking place from 4 to 9 May in Frankfurt, Germany.