Versatile solutions for chilled food packaging
The UK chilled food sector is extremely dynamic and has grown considerably in recent years. The market has been driven by the huge social, economic and demographic changes that have influenced our eating habits.
Limited time and higher disposable incomes combined with an increased desire to eat healthy more balanced meals has meant an increased demand for delicious nutritious foods that are great value and quick and easy to prepare.
There has been huge growth in the range of products available, so from fresh soups and pasta to ready-made quiches and prepared salads, chilled foods can be found on our tables and in most people’s lunch boxes and fridges. It is also now possible to purchase restaurant quality meals in the chilled food aisles of the supermarket and simply cook and enjoy them at home.
FFP offers an extensive range of products for the chilled food sector with over 50 years of experience in providing cutting edge, innovative packaging solutions. Our Esterpeel range of lidding films are perfect for dips, salad bowls and ready meals, whilst our ovenable solutions meet the growing demand for cook in the bag meat and poultry.
The demand for resealable packaging has grown rapidly in recent years and we have responded by installing a third reseal application line at our Northamptonshire factory. This technology lends itself perfectly to the chilled food sector, enabling consumers to reseal their packs of chilled food such as party snacks and dips, providing portion control and helping to keep the contents fresher for longer.
FFP Solutions for the chilled food sector include:
- Stand-up pouches
- Pre-made bags
- Resealable packaging
- Flow wrap
- Cold seal
- Lidding Film
Sustainability in packaging is increasingly becoming a key requirement for brands and FFP have responded by developing 100% recyclable solutions that can be collected now through existing waste collection streams and lend themselves perfectly to the chilled food sector;
FFPE is our all PE laminate which can be recycled with carrier bags at supermarkets and can be supplied as pouches, pre-made bags, sachets and film on a reel. Our all PE sachets can be used for hot fill applications and are an ideal solution for salad dressings and sauces. FFPE can be provided with a high barrier, running smoothly on packing lines with no need for capital investment and modifications.
FFP have also developed ‘Esterseal’, a resealable PET lidding film that has been designed to be used with a PET tray to produce the first resealable pack in the UK to be classified as Recyclable by OPRL and collected in its entirety through the pots, tubs and trays kerbside collection system. Esterseal is already having a huge impact on shelf in the fresh food sector, providing consumers with outstanding convenience and ease of recycling.