Innovative re-closeable feature offers cost-savings and environmental benefits.


As part of its ongoing strategy to increase focus on the chilled food and snacks market, specialist manufacturer of high quality plastics food packaging Færch Plast has developed a new Re-lock packaging tray with a convenient re-closeable feature.

The latest innovation developed by the dedicated in-house design team at Færch Plast incorporates an integral peelable film rather than a separate or hinged lid, saving on the amount of material used, leading to cost-savings as well as the production of more environmentally-friendly packaging.

Produced using APET (Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate) for its high clarity, the Re-lock products are ideally suited to cold foods and snacks, such as fruit, salad, dips and cold meats, where consumers like to see the contents in order to assess their freshness.

The new Re-lock range features three variations on the re-closeable film lid principal, each designed to make it easier for consumers to peel back the film whilst avoiding the traditional issues experienced, such as the film peeling off in its entirety.

Suitable for MAP (modified atmosphere packaging) sealing, and available in a wide range of tray shapes and sizes, the new products dispense with the need for re-sealing film.

Depending on which of the three closures is used, consumers re-cover the product either by clicking a tab that is attached to the film into place or slipping a tab through a pre-cut opening in the packaging.

Comments Joe Iannidinardo, Managing Director, Faerch Plast UK:  “If the food from a Re-lock container is not eaten in one sitting, consumers will now have the option of re-closing the tray and saving it for another time, without the need for a separate lid or an alternative means of covering the contents, such as cling film or foil.”

Since it was established in 1969, Faerch Plast has built an unrivalled reputation for high quality plastics packaging products, supplying major blue chip customers in the ready meal, fresh meat, cold foods and snacks, and ambient food sectors with a wide range of containers and trays produced from PS, CPET, APET, PP, PLA, MAPET® and AMPET®.

In 2012, Færch Plast A/S opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the North East of England. Part of its production for the UK market has been moved to the new Durham-based plant as part of an on-going strategy to secure costs, improve efficiencies and minimise its environmental impact.

Faerch Plast Ltd

Joe Iannidinardo

Tel: 020 8254 2300


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