ILLIG Introduces Revolutionary Easy to Recycle MAP tray
Published: 3 Aug, 2020
ILLIG Introduces Revolutionary Easy to Recycle MAP tray

At ILLIG we know one of the biggest challenges facing our industry today is sustainability. As part of our commitment to waste reduction we proudly introduce a plastic-cardboard combination, easy-to-recycle MAP tray.

What is a MAP Tray?

Put simply, a MAP tray is any type of tray that is suitable for Modified Atmosphere Packaging. According to Science Direct Modified Atmosphere Packaging is;

“A packaging system that involves changing the gaseous atmosphere surrounding a food product inside a pack, and employing packaging materials and formats with an appropriate level of gas barrier to maintain the changed atmosphere at an acceptable level for preservation of the food.”

Essentially MAP acts to extend shelf life of the packaged product.

ILLIG’s IML-T offers the food industry increased recyclability potential. Combined with up to 50% plastic reduction by using a cardboard combination, it’s beneficial for both producers and consumers.

The IML unit- linked and synchronised with the thermoforming machine- directly picks up the pre-printed carton board segment from the magazine. It is then precisely located in the tool cavity before the forming process. The result is a thermoformed cup or tray, decorated in a single process.

Another advantage of IML-T® technology is that it is designed for fast and easy product changeover.

Check out the video below to see the IML-T System in action:


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