“Detpak is committed to reducing and removing, where possible, plastic packaging for fresh produce,” said Ken Lu, National Sales Manager – Grocery & Convenience at Detpak.
In response to this need, Detpak recently developed a range of ten paper and board packaging items, suitable for use with over 30 different fruits and vegetables to replace the traditional plastic packaging often used for fresh produce. Detpak worked with a number of fresh produce vendors in the development of the range, with numerous considerations taken into account to ensure the solutions were suitable.
“Windows in the products allow visibility of the fresh produce for consumers and produce quality inspections, while vent holes allow breathability. The raw materials used in the range can also cope with the moisture to which the packaging is exposed during transport and refrigeration and are of a suitable strength to survive the product life cycle – from produce packing, transport, storage, shelf display filling and customer handling,” said Tom Hilder, Product Designer at Detpak.