Colpac brings multi-food pot manufacture to the UK

Colpac has released a new range of multi-food pots that meets the OPRL guidelines for recyclability for 2023 and beyond with a maximum of 7% plastic in the bases.

Multi-food pots are a versatile food-to-go packaging solution which cater for a wide range of dishes.

As part of Colpac’s commitment to sustainability, the company has invested heavily in new machinery and processes to enable UK manufacturing. This aims to offer a more sustainable solution to customers as it removes the extra carbon footprint of importing finished goods. It has the added benefits of a shorter, UK based supply chain and Colpac’s quality assurance in manufacturing.

The new range offers printed kraft and natural kraft options, both using FSC materials which demonstrates Colpac’s commitment to high environmental and social standards. The multi-food pots are available in four different sizes from 470ml through to 1,300ml. Suitable for a multitude of dishes, from, vibrant salads through to hot food-to-go, the pots provide flexibility to food service operators and retailers.

The multi-food pot bases have a PE coating which provides a barrier to moisture and grease. With a large surface area, each pot can be fitted with a clear, secure, anti-mist lid which provides excellent product visibility. Not only are our lids made from rPET, but they also contain more than double the 30% recycled content threshold outlined in the plastic packaging tax. The natural kraft range is sold separately to the rPET lids, offering the option to heat seal and label the bases instead.

The UK production of Colpac’s multi-food pots also reduces lead times and enables greater flexibility for bespoke printing to depict a customer’s brand and product messaging.

“With the launch of our new multi-food pots, we have created a solution that is quality led and offers a secure supply chain. The new natural kraft range gives excellent on-shelf presence, appealing to environmentally driven consumers, and most importantly is manufactured in the UK,” said Kate Berry, Colpac’s head of marketing & product.

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