Esterseal represents a huge step forward in diverting waste from landfill and instead enabling it to be recycled. It is also having a significant impact on reducing the actual volume of packaging used in the food sector. One application that highlights Esterseal’s potential in removing a large volume of plastic from the supply chain is the replacement of ‘clip-on’ lids. Found on a wide range of foods such as dips, coleslaw, salads, olives and dairy products the ‘clip-on’ lid contributes considerably to the overall packaging weight and is in many cases also used in conjunction with lidding film. By utilising the lightweight option of Esterseal lidding film, an entire packaging element can potentially be removed. Not only does this have a huge positive impact on the volume of packaging used but it also provides a recyclable solution that can be collected at kerbside, whereas the lidding film on these packs would have previously been sent to landfill or for incineration.
The reduction in packaging and reduced weight of the overall pack presents other logistical benefits throughout the supply chain. These in turn can have a very real impact on reducing a business’ carbon footprint.
Esterseal offers many additional benefits to both brands and consumers. It is a fully printable solution, providing brand owners with the opportunity to keep their branding in front of consumers for the lifecycle of the product. It can also be resealed multiple times which can assist in maintaining product freshness and aid in portion control. With a wide operating window and minimal set-up, Esterseal can run at high speed on standard lines.