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12th packaging congress OBALKO, October 17–18, 2024

A step towards sustainability in meat packaging

19. 10. 2023
14:45 – 15:00

A step towards sustainability in meat packaging

Visionary can take many forms. At Maso Uzeniny Polička, it has manifested itself by adopting a type of packaging that is usually used for other product categories. Flow pack was applied for packaging minced meat. Innovation and trend following is also evident in the fact that flow packs in the meat industry have become very popular in German supermarket chains in recent years, given that the German market is looking very much at the sustainability of packaging. Experience shows that up to 70% of plastic is saved compared to the original type of packaging (trays). This contributes to lower material and energy consumption, and the packaging is also more suitable for handling in group packing, which contributes to better use of logistics and transport capacities. At the same time, thanks to the protective atmosphere, it has all the prerequisites for preserving the shelf life and freshness of the product. As a bonus, it can be fully recycled, using existing types of packaging lines and printing with flexo, gravure or digital printing.