Schoeller Allibert has launched a new and upgraded version of its Maxinest container for the food processing and grocery retail markets.

Jon Walkington, retail and system integrator sales director at Schoeller Allibert UK, commented: “Maxinest Evo represents the evolution of the original Maxinest range of products which, after facilitating hundreds of millions of journeys since their mass-adoption in the 1990s, remains the standard on which food and grocery retail supply chains operate today.

“During the past 30 years, numerous companies have tried to replicate the original Maxinest container, resulting in a range of ‘copy-cat’ products boasting a lower price point but with typically short-lived performance. With a combination of input from the world’s leading injection moulding technology companies and Schoeller Allibert’s unique plastic engineering know-how, the Maxinest Evo range of products has been born.”

Produced for retailers operating in a new era of e-commerce and supply chain complexity brought about by COVID-19, the company says that Maxinest Evo is the ideal solution for in-store display, home delivery, click & collect and intra-logistics.

The enhanced range includes extra ventilation, without compromising structural integrity, for better food preservation during transit.

With in-house European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved recycling sites, Maxinest Evo is manufactured from EFSA food-approved PP material, reportedly guaranteeing safety in the food supply chain. The company says that its manufacturing process also upholds its commitment to creating a circular economy.

Walkington added: “We developed Maxinest Evo in response to increasing calls from customers to optimise efficiency, whilst also ensuring the product is more environmentally friendly to drive down waste and cost through the supply chain. No similar product can provide the strength, durability, length of service, and sustainability, at the same price point, as that of Maxinest Evo.

“These totes are high value-add, returnable, reusable, and recyclable. Not only are the containers compatible with the existing Maxinest range, but we can process reclaimed material from old or damaged containers and recycle them to manufacture new products, minimising our waste and environmental impact.”