UK-based packaging solutions provider Proseal has introduced EcoSeal, a new tray sealing solution that reduces total packaging by 30% for the food sector industry.
Proseal said the new machine eliminate the need for clip on lids on soft fruit punnets and reduces the amount of plastic used by 85%.
The company said the sealed lids manufactured from the new machine are cheaper than conventional clip on lids and cost up to 3-4 times as much as the heat sealed lid.
EcoSeal generates 190% more seal force than conventional machines fitted with an equivalent pneumatic cylinder that provides a quick through put of punnets.
The machine also reduces weight by producing sealed film lid that weighs only 1gm, while a clip on lid can weigh around 8gm.