Naturalbox trays are the latest addition to the BioPak range of compostable packaging containers.
Naturalbox trays are ideal for the packaging and display of fresh meats, fish, cheese, delicatessen items, fruit and vegetables and ready-to-serve foodstuffs. Due to its high mechanical resistance, Naturalbox tray can be used in normal packaging lines with stretch films or with a PLA lidding film.
Naturalbox trays are manufactured using expanded PLA (polylactic acid) and provides additional functionality by absorbing any liquids that may exude from the packaged product.
Naturalbox trays are produced using NatureWorks PLA derived from corn starch. The foaming process, performed by using atmospheric gases, provides a lightweight yet sturdy product that uses fewer raw materials than a standard PLA tray.
Shelf life trials have been conducted on Naturalbox foamed PLA trays laminated with a high barrier PLA film. Red meat packed using this technology achieved a shelf life of up to 6 days and white meats up to 14 days.
The packaging used for transporting the trays to the clients is also biodegradable and has been designed to reduce the packaging volume by one third, saving transport costs and storage space.
Naturalbox trays are a appropriate packaging solution for fresh foodstuffs - they are environment-friendly, safe, clean and functional.
Together with its compostable absorbent pads BioPak has offered a completely compostable meat packaging solution to the Australian & New Zealand markets.