Pizza box concept permits flexibility in use

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Revolution in pizza boxes

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A new pizza box concept has been introduced by plastic packaging specialist Faerch Plast, in which the base is produced from crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) for use in ovens - up to a maximum 220°C - or in microwaves, while the lid is made from clear amorphous PET (APET).

The packaging, which was awarded the Snack d’Or trophy at the recent Sandwich & Snack Show in Paris, is claimed to offer many advantages to both pizza manufacturers and consumers.

Uncooked pizzas can be prepared and packed into the 100% recyclable pizza box for cooking later. Cooked pizzas can also be taken from the oven in a supermarket or takeaway outlet, and packed into the pizza box for safe transit and consumer reheating, without the lid.

CPET makes cooking and reheating possible because it retains its shape at high temperatures.

The pizza box provides the option for pizzerias to offer both cooked and ready-to-cook pizzas for home delivery or takeaway, leaving the consumer to decide when to reheat or cook their pizza.

Pizzas freshly prepared in-store are becoming increasingly popular across Europe, with sales of between 200 and 2,000 pizzas per retail outlet each week.

Contact: Faerch Plast                  

Related topics: Packaging materials

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