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Environmentally Friendly Food Packaging Tray with Lower Carbon Footprint


RPET-FC will address the specific objectives of capacities research by supporting low to medium technology SMEs in response to an increasingly competitive European and international market. It will achieve this through providing SME food-processing companies a new food packaging tray that will be lighter that the current marker leader. This prototype will facilitate high-speed stacking, packing and safe transportation of a whole range of food products, with significant carbon footprint reduction, environmental impact and cost savings in materials. The new prototype food tray will utilise 25% less material and will be made from 100% recyclable rPET. This project will facilitate greater cooperation between SMEs of different nations, research institutes and other enterprises, improving the SME’s strategic partnerships and networking for innovation. These SMEs currently have limited research capacity; however, this project will enable better access to the knowledge economy, R&D institutes and exploitation of the latest technological advancements. By providing an efficient, ecologically friendly food tray and transportation system based on new state of the art technology that will need to be developed, which will contribute towards state of the art manufacturing, improved space utilisation, lower production and transportation costs, reduction in carbon footprint by the utilisation of recyclable materials. Issues surrounding loss of state of the art and increasing production costs within the European plastics industry, highlight the need to be increasingly cost effective, as many areas around the globe, including Europe come under increasing pressure due to lack of raw materials or environmental pressures in terms of landfill waste combined with decreasing oil reserves and soaring prices. “It is no

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Holfeld Plastics Limited
EU contribution
€ 313 069,00
Avoca River Park, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Cullen (Mr.)
Total cost
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