The PET sheet innovation DPET covers all the needs of cheese processors, brand owners and consumers. Joe Barenberg, Chief Operating Officer of Octal explains: “DPET is perfectly suited for form-fill-seal applications. It boosts production efficiency, is easy to recycle and unbeatable for presenting products in refrigerated displays.” Octal presented its revolutionary new DPET PET/PE laminate sheet at Interpack.
Form-fill-seal (FFS) modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is among the most significant and fastest growing of all packaging types used in the milk and cheese processing industry. Octal’s new laminated structure brings all the advantages that thermoformers have been enjoying in traditional food packaging to the FFS MAP segment. Cheese production has now brought a massive efficiency boost to the segment with its innovative raw material DPET.
DPET is tougher and resists cracking and crack propagation. DPET also scores top points for reliable high definition forming and excellent resin distribution, especially for deep draw applications. Average caliper variation is a mere 1%, enabling maximum down gauging. Other production advantages include faster thermoforming cycle times, faster startups, less waste and precise unwinding.
What’s more, the proprietary DPET production process ensures that no contamination can infiltrate the polymer, ensuring purity in every package.
The Octal production process brings a further major advantage in addition to the unbeatable product quality: a carbon footprint 25 percent below that of traditionally produced APET films according to an Intertek study. The direct-to-sheet process eliminates the most energy consuming and defect prone processes to deliver a beautiful sheet with a fraction of the energy.
The superb appearance of DPET FFS packaging is an added advantage extending beyond the productivity benefits. The material properties make it possible to put packaging on the shelves with maximum clarity and gloss, presenting the packaging contents in its best light in refrigerated displays.