Fresh innovation for a sustainable future

Today’s competitive corrugated market is being innovated through the launch of a new generation of packaging solutions for chilled goods, with the Amcor ChillFresh range.

Building on earlier successes with Amcor SureFresh range of black PET laminates for fresh produce, Amcor’s Packaging Solutions team have developed this new range of packaging solutions to deliver chilled goods in an environmentally sustainable format.

The pack is made from recycled paper fibre and functional film laminate recently developed by Amcor Functional Coatings and known as Thermshield, which combine to produce a light weight environmentally friendly corrugated material solution.

When the new patented air-gap insulation dual wall pack design is utilised in conjunction with the Thermshield laminate, the Amcor ChillFresh family of solutions offers an advanced alternative in packaging solutions for premium chilled goods.

Scientific studies and field trials within the aquaculture industry have confirmed the performance of Amcor’s ChillFresh as the new generation environmentally friendly alternative to traditional Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam packaging.

ChillFresh solutions are a scientifically engineered material and style solution that facilitates the replacement of EPS foam packaging and other non-environmentally friendly packaging formats for chilled products. As with other SureFresh laminate solutions, the new premium chilled goods packaging formats are recyclable through the current corrugated packaging recycling chain.

ChillFresh offers customers other logistical benefits such as lower freight costs when delivered flat, reduced storage costs of the flat packs. There are a number of ChillFresh solutions available that can either match or exceed EPS foam performance depending on material finish and carton design features. For example the patented air gap wall design enables superior insulation and pack strength for premium export applications.

The solutions offer a robust construction with high scuff and impact resistance, semi-leak proof design through full depth gussets, built in lateral air gap for greater insulation, and available in both hand erect and machine erect formats.

Amcor ChillFresh due to it’s construction allows for better shelf utilisation, has a clean sterile appearance and eliminates the problem of loose foam particles being left in the inner contents of the pack.

Field trial work has been carried out in the aquaculture and broccoli supply chains.

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