Why plastics pot is an eco-friendly option for jam producer?
Following a part conversion from glass to plastic, Swedish food producer Danica Foods is packing its private label jam for a major supermarket in SuperLock pots from RPC Superfos.
The injection molded polypropylene (PP) SuperLock pot with oxygen barrier protection provides a lightweight and modern alternative to the previous jars. And as Jörgen Lindberg, CEO of Danica Foods explains, the weight reduction of the pack achieves significant savings.
“Roughly, in terms of packaging units, four incoming trucks with empty jars equal one single truck with empty SuperLock pots. Outgoing trucks with SuperLock filled with our jam weigh approximately 9,000kg less than a truck with filled jars, which means logistical cost savings. Here, we use our energy resources for transporting goods – not chiefly heavy packaging,” he said.
The SuperLock pot offers several additional benefits, including a reduction in noise on the filling line, but the most important is that the risk of slivers of glass contaminating the product is completely removed.
“SuperLock is easy to handle and better than glass,” explained Lindberg. “When the jam is finished, the practical plastic pot is useful at home for storing other kinds of food and you can also put it in the microwave. But the biggest advantage for food producers is that the risk of broken glass is completely eliminated with SuperLock.”