EasyLid® - savings across the entire chain 

Allows for more sustainable packaging of deli products by saving a full step in the process 

Suitable for modified atmosphere packaging, it is ideal for delicacies. It was co-developed with Naber Plastics, an injection-moulding company. To produce the EasyLid® trays, Naber Plastics uses 100 percent polypropylene (PP). 

EasyLid In-mould labelling

EasyLid® is a tray-sealing technology that enables sealing and lidding in one single step, hence creating maximum efficiency in the packaging process. The system requires special, patented trays that, next to the common sealing edge, have an additional perforated ring. A peelable seal is applied to the regular sealing edge, whereas the additional ring is hermetically sealed in the same process. Upon opening the tray for the first time, the lid function is automatically activated. This allows the consumer to reclose the tray and keep its contents fresh during its entire shelf life.

EasyLid® trays are perfectly suited for in-mould labelling (IML). In that case, as part of the manufacturing process of the tray, a label is included that enhances its design  possibilities, but also provides a higher barrier. As the label is fully integrated into the polypropylene, it is resistant to moist. This is particularly beneficial to chilled deli foods, as the label will not detach from the tray and a high-quality appearance is guaranteed. By using the same material for the lidding film, tray and in-mould label, in this case mono PP, easy recycling is made possible, as recommended by the various packaging guidelines in food production.

Benefits include: 

- Elimination of the common snap-on lid, this system is more cost efficient and resource savings EasyLid sealing and lidding

- investment costs reduced by not requiring a lidding system 

- saves on time and space in the production area 

- reduces need for storage capacity

- minimizes packaging waste 

- mono materials for improved recyclability, adhering to demands from major retailers 

International Award recognition 

Due to increased discussion about plastic waste, Sealpac re-introducing its innovative packaging system: EasyLid®.  The EasyLid® solution runs on all of SEALPAC’s fully automated A-series traysealers. Depending on the application, outputs of up to 160 packs per minute are achieved. 

“EasyLid® is already celebrating success across Europe. With hundreds of millions of trays produced so far, it is an established concept that proved itself even before the industry made resource-saving production methods a priority. As a result of the latest market trends, it is now in even greater demand, which makes us very happy. Because nothing is as powerful as coming up with a clever innovation at the right time“, Marcel Veenstra, Marketing Manager, Sealpac International. 

 

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