Low-cost compartment packs

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When pork pies and savoury snacks manufacturer Pork Farms needed a new six-compartment crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) tray for its mini quiche selection, it approached Faerch Plast.

Paul Leese, chief engineer at Pork Farms' Palethorpes factory in Market Drayton, said: "The new packaging had to conform to our existing carrier plates. Faerch Plast was able to create a design that enabled two trays to fit side by side in one carrier plate. They used an insert tool to one of their existing tools, which reduced the cost of tooling for us."

The black 650 micron CPET trays, which can be baked in the oven or microwave, contain three mini quiche Lorraines and three cheese and onion quiches, which have recently been launched into two major UK supermarket chains.

Pork Farms has also just started to use perforated amorphous PET (APET) trays made by Faerch Plast for sausage rolls sold by Tesco.

Faerch Plast designed the tray to 54mm in depth to accommodate the sausage rolls, using extra thick APET sheets to obtain the depth and adding ribs to the design to give added strength to the pack.

Divided into four perforated compartments, the product is ideal for packed lunches, enabling users to snap off one compartment and put the remaining products, still sealed, back into the fridge.

Contact: Faerch Plast

Related topics: Bakery, Packaging materials

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