The containers are designed to fit into in-flight tray sets, produced from APET (Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate) or CPET (Crystalline Polyethylene Terephthalate).
'Further develop our portfolio'
Anthony Mayr, sales manager, Faerch Plast, Airline Industry, told BakeryandSnacks, it has been supplying the airline industry for about 10 years although only via a distributor network.
“We now believe it is important to have direct contact with this key market to further develop our portfolio and industry specific packaging to support future growth,” he said.
“We have defined the airline industry as one of our key target markets - in line with Faerch Plast’s global expansion strategy.”
An alternative to aluminium packs and rotable technology, Færch Plast’s ‘Modular Packaging’ food containers come in a space-saving stacking design and removable lids.
The high clarity APET packs are suitable for cold foods with a temperature resistance of -40 °C to +70°C, whilst CPET trays can be used in temperatures from -20°C to +220°C.
The multi-use, stacking concept means a small number of containers can cover the whole on-board meal service, including breakfast, starter, hot/main menu, desserts and snacks, across short, mid or long-haul flights.
CPET containers can be inspected by the food industry
“Unlike aluminium, meals packed in CPET containers can be inspected by food industry metal detection equipment and offer excellent sealability to eliminate leakage and provide ultimate product integrity and safety,” added Mayr.
“They are suitable for freezing and pasteurisation, are not easily dented, retain their shape for improved handling and passenger safety, and provide major impact resistance.”
In line with Færch Plast’s environmental commitment, the ‘Modular Packaging’ range is produced from PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) material and meets all EU and FDA food contact regulations.