Faerch is introducing its Eco HotPro product family, a new mono-PET pot range for hot fill food applications, developed to allow high-temperature sterilisation (HTS).
High-temperature sterilisation is an important feature in many dairy categories and requires packaging to withstand temperatures of up to 120C. The new Eco HotPro Pot range is based on Faerch’s CPET technology, which allows it to meet these requirements.
The pots are made from up to 75% of recycled post-consumer content without, the company says, compromising on food safety or any other functional property. They can be recycled after use.
Customers can choose from a range of shapes, cut sizes and colours, including white. Eco HotPro can also be combined with the Evolve by Faerch concept, where no extra colours are added to the recycled content the pots are made from. This creates varying material colours, reflecting the specific blend of recycled content a pot is made from.
“We are seeing the key players in the Dairy market across Europe taking their responsibility very seriously to move towards more sustainable packaging solutions. With the large volumes they place into the market and their demanding functional requirements, like high-temperature sterilisation, the transition towards circularity is not an easy task for dairies,” says Spencer Johnston, CEO of Faerch UK.
“Circularity in food packaging is not a distant vision for us, it is reality already today: We manufacture food containers from recycled post-consumer content and recycle them back into food grade material. We do this every day at an industrial scale,” Johnston concludes.
Faerch says that it has launched a number of product ranges made from up to 100% post-consumer content and plans to continuously extend its portfolio in 2021 to additional applications.