HUHTAMAKI , the Finnish-based consumer packaging specialist with worldwide operations, has gained a WorldStar recognition with its Slice Tray in the annual packaging competition organised by the World Packaging Organisation.
WorldStar recognitions are awarded only to packaging solutions that have already won a national or regional packaging competition. After the first recognition the concepts are compared with similar packaging from around the world. WorldStars are then awarded to packaging that, in the jury's view, represents the absolute top in its class.
Slice Trays are polypropylene trays, heat-sealed with a barrier film and meant for sliced meat, ham and cheese. The lid is reclosable and the slices can be served directly from the tray.
The pack has a Euro-hanger for vertical hanging display. This concept is also modified atmosphere (MAP) applicable, enabling a shelf life of up to 16-20 days.
The Slice Trays provide a hygienic, reclosable option for all high quality cold cut producers and come in two different depths: 50mm and 26mm.
Good denesting of trays and lids is part of the convenience for the packers. The Scandinavian jury recognised this concept especially for its consumer friendliness.
They saw that a tray with a tight reclosable lid enabled table serving and protected the product after opening as well as displaying the meat slices.
The product is sturdy and runs well on automated packaging lines.