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Cascades Launches 100% Recycled and Recyclable Thermoformed Cardboard Food Tray

thermoformed cardboard food tray The new thermoformed cardboard tray from Cascades is easily recyclable and can be placed in the recycling bin.

Sept. 30, 2020 - Cascades announced the launch a 100% recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard tray designed for fresh food packers using automated equipment.

According to Cascades, the tray is composed of 100% recycled fibres, mostly sourced from post-consumer sources certified "Recycled" under the Forest Stewardship Council® standard.1 In addition, it is designed with a patented water-based coating that protects it from moisture without compromising the recyclability of the cardboard.

Cascades pointed out that the tray uses thermoforming, which gives it an optimal design for automated food packaging without compromising on equipment performance. Its rigidity has been rigorously tested to ensure that the tray is compatible with automatic unstacking, in addition to working on high-speed systems. Its large stacking capacity speeds up filling and optimizes transport and storage.

The new food tray is easily recyclable and can be placed in the recycling bin, Cascades said.

This Cascades Fresh™ packaging is primarily intended for food producers and processors, in particular for meat, poultry, fish, fresh fruit and vegetables. It complies with Health Canada and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for direct food contact, Cascades added.

1FSC license number C002973

Founded in 1964, Cascades offers sustainable, innovative and value-added packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions. The company employs 12,000 women and men across a network of over 90 facilities in North America and Europe. For further information, visit:

SOURCE: Cascades, Inc.