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FFP have developed a recyclable lidding film called Esterseal. This is a major development in sustainable packaging, providing 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 ‘Recycle’ by OPRL and can be collected in its entirety through the existing waste collection system.

Esterseal recyclable lidding film is manufactured at our Northamptonshire site and was developed to offer an immediate packaging solution that utilises current resources and can be interchangeable with current packaging formats.

Currently, the majority of local authorities in the UK do not collect flexible films at kerbside, therefore any packs with a film lid require the consumer to remove the lid prior to recycling the tray and dispose of it in their general waste, which is then sent to landfill or for incineration. The Esterseal lidding film is not detached from the tray, allowing the consumer to put the entire pack into their pots, tubs and trays kerbside waste stream, ensuring zero lidding film waste needs to be sent to landfill. It will run easily on existing lines without impacting on manufacturing speeds and is cost neutral compared to existing reclose solutions.

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100% Recyclable

Esterseal is the first resealable PET lidding film in the UK to be classified as ‘Recyclable’ by OPRL. Designed to be used with a PET tray, Esterseal can be collected via the pots, tubs and trays kerbside collection


Full pack opening
Single Material (PET)
Multiple re-closings
High speed processing on standard lines
Packaging reduction
Cost neutral or less compared to existing reclose solutions
Available with 30% recycled content

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Esterseal is the original recyclable lidding film that allows consumers to recycle with confidence through their kerbside collection and has been classified as ‘recyclable’ by OPRL.

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This Declaration of Compliance describes the status of the product(s) specified under General Product Information. The user of the product (or downstream user, if applicable) is responsible for ensuring that the finished food package complies with applicable migration limits in the food itself under actual conditions of use. Furthermore, the food packer is responsible for verifying possible interactions of the product(s) or its components with the foodstuffs (e.g. modification of odour, taste, consistency, migration etc.) which are to be checked prior to use and in function of the end-uses. This declaration replaces all previous declarations for the same specification/ product. It remains valid until a change in the legislation or new scientific information changes the legal status.