What are the trays made of?

Our trays are of vegetable origin with most of them being cellulose with a surface coating based on corn and potato starches in order to further protect the food they will contain.

PackBenefit uses only FSC certified sources

What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable?

A biodegradable product is one that is broken down by the action of microorganisms or bacteria that are present in nature. A compostable product, in addition to being biodegradable, ends up being a fertilizer or compost that can be used as a natural fertilizer. Everything that can be composted is also biodegradable, but biodegradable does not have to be compostable.

In our case, our trays have the OK-Compost certification which indicates that they are both biodegradable and compostable.

How long does it take for trays to biodegrade?

Our trays have passed the most rigorous compostability study according to the current standard (EN 13432:2000), which means that in 12 weeks the tray will have biodegraded and that the resulting compost allows the growth of new plant species.

Which container should PackBenefit trays go to?

As it is a 100% compostable product our trays can go to the organic waste container or also to the paper recycling container because it is made of very high quality cellulose.

Are PackBenefit trays suitable for transporting food?

Absolutely. Cellulose trays are safe for food and do not affect organoleptic properties throughout the supply chain. In order to extend the shelf life of the food in our trays we have provided them with a surface treatment that protects the food even more, guaranteeing the strictest conditions for food contact.

What are the main features that make PackBenefit trays different?

Our trays are natural. They offer the widest range of working temperatures on the market, without migrating harmful substances to the food or altering its organoleptic properties and the tray does not lose rigidity when heated. On the other hand, they are the best solution among food packaging in terms of ecological impact; our products are 100% compostable.

What is the shelf life of food in PackBenefit trays?

It depends to a large extent on the content. We have cases of offering shelf life above 12 days.

Why do the trays have such a particular colour?

Our trays have the same colour as our raw material: 100% vegetable cellulose. We do not alter the cellulose, we just manipulate it to convert it into trays through our patented thermoforming process.

How can PackBenefit compostable trays be sealed?

They can be sealed with compostable or monopolester films, lids and/or a FlowPack. PackBenefit, offers the whole range of products to seal our trays. Discover our FilmBenefit lidding film and our LineBenefit manual and automatic sealing machines.

How do LineBenefit sealing machines work?

We have a very wide range of sealing machines at LineBenefit. Depending on the need we have the ideal solution. Let our sales team advise you.

How do I buy LineBenefit products?

LineBenefit is a product line within PackBenefit. Our sales team will be happy to introduce you to the product range of all our brands.