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AR Packaging launches gas tight pressed board tray concept as replacement of plastic trays

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AR Packaging launches gas tight pressed board tray concept as replacement of plastic trays

February 27, 2019 - 10:20

LUND, Sweden, Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -AR Packaging is first on the market to present a gas tight pressed board tray packaging for chilled foods as a replacement of plastic trays. The Group’s combined expertise in barrier materials and pressed board tray production has enabled an efficient solution well suited for giving a shelf life of at least 18 days.

The increasing demand for sustainable packaging has led to an intensive search for a gas tight carton based trays. The solution now launched is based on well proven technologies and materials from CC Pack and Flextrus, both plants situated in Sweden.

“We have invested lots of effort to develop this new revolutionary packaging solution. The shape of the tray is optimised to ensure tight packs which gives a shelf life of at least 18 days,” says Åke Larsson, MD at CC Pack. “We thereby meet the needs for a wide range of chilled food products, such as fresh meat and chicken, processed meat, cheese and ready meals etc.”

The board trays are supplied together with a matching lidding material which provides a safe seal and a barrier adapted to the packed product’s needs.

The new gas tight board tray concept from AR Packaging is not only a more sustainable alternative to plastic trays with high proportion of renewable materials. It also supports product branding thanks to its attractive look and feel of paper. The cost efficient solution is the first pressed board tray packaging on the market and tests are already ongoing with several major chilled food producers in Europe.

AR Packaging

AR Packaging is one of Europe’s leading companies in the packaging sector with net sales of approximately 600 MEUR, 3300 employees and 19 factories in eleven countries. AR Packaging is a group of the specialised companies A&R Carton, Flextrus, CC Pack, SP Containers and ÅR Packaging Digital. The head office is located in Lund, Sweden. The Group creates added value to customers through a broad product offering and deep knowledge of carton based and flexible packaging. AR Packaging has an objective to grow both organically and by way of acquisitions.

CC Pack

CC Pack as a market leader in pressed board trays in Europe. The majority of its business is exported to major food producers and brand owners in Europe. The company holds very high standards for food packaging production, high delivery capacity and effective resource management. The plant is situated in Sweden and has 45 skilled employees. CC Pack is a member of AR Packaging.


Flextrus is one of the leaders in flexible packaging in Northern Europe and supplies environmentally responsible materials for food and healthcare packaging. The company takes a step closer to its customers and participate in their development in a structured manner. Flextrus has 320 committed employees and operates four factories in Sweden and one in UK. Flextrus is a member of AR Packaging.