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'Environmentally friendly pet food packaging'

04 August 2010

Faerch Plast has launched an ''attractive, practical'' range of packaging for pet food products. Produced from Ambient Polyethylene, they are said to be an eco-friendly alternative to tins

Ampet was purpose developed by Faerch Plast for the packaging of ambient products. The material is said to be lightweight yet stable, and ideal for different types of pet foods. It does not taint the taste of the food which given a dog’s keen sense of taste and smell, is an important detail. Ampet can also be tailored to any desired shape and colour, making it easy to keep step with changing market demands.

In addition, Ampet is more cost effective than the materials which are traditionally used for pet food packaging. It takes up less space in storage and in transit as it is stackable – a cost reduction reflected in the bottom line and that benefits the environment.

Ampet consists of only one type of raw material allowing it to be used repeatedly in production. As a result, more than 99 per cent of the raw material is used and only 1 per cent remains as waste.

Faerch Plast is currently working to incorporate scrap PET in its production delivering reduced energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions. After use, the packaging can be incinerated and converted into new energy.


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