Yes. All the cardboard used by HALOPACK is FSC-certified, which guarantees your customers that the FSC-labelled product they buy has come from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly. 90% of every HALOPACK is made out of cardboard, and thus sourced from a fully recyclable and biodegradable raw material.
No, but that is not a bad thing. Food conservation is a very important aspect that reduces food waste but also excessive use of packaging. With longer shelf life we can distribute food better around the world and let consumers benefit fresh and healthy meals.
To conserve food we need to protect it. HALOPACK can be sealed with an atmospheric sealing, gas flush, vacuum gas, skin and deep skin. For the correct preservation of foodstuff we use high-quality films that have been engineered to be as thin as possible.
The 3D HALOPACK film that holds the pack together is designed to be separated after use. The tack of the film to the board is strong enough to keep the pack together and protect the foodstuff but also easy enough to split after use by human hands.
The cardboard can be made from both recycled and virgin material. Due to the barrier in the film we make sure there is no contamination between recycled materials and/or ink to the foodstuff.
HALOPACK does not use additives, no PE-coatings, no glue, no adhesives and no other additives during the production process. HALOPACK is a clean and simple product, produced from the bare minimum of resources.
HALOPACK selects cardboard together with its customers to find the best fit for purpose. Cardboard specifications differ a lot and for wet conditions a special cardboard can be selected that can resist higher amounts of water.
The cardboard can also be coated during the offset printing process with a lacquering that also provides extra water resistance.
HALOPACK cannot be compared with plastics as it comes to water resistance but it is fit for wet environments and can handle the food processing industry based on good sourcing of raw materials.
The inks and Lacquering don’t have any other effects on recycling then any other printing done on paper streams. Virgin paper can be recycled up to 8 times and within the process of recycling inks and lacquers are removed or flushed away depending the intended use after recycling.
All used inks and lacquering are Low Migration Quality (LMQ) and water based inks. These inks have been specifically developed to be used with the intended use for components in contact with food and comply with FDA guidelines (FDA Guideline 21CFR176.180).
HALOPACK uses an additional barrier which makes sure the food stuff is NOT in contact with ink and lacquering
Yes, Halopack is watertight. But not only that. Halopack is also gastight due to the high-barrier EVOH film used on the tray. HALOPACK is designed to extend the shelf life of daily fresh food. By modifying the atmosphere of cardboard packaging, the optimal preservation conditions can be met, keeping products fresher and therefore also reduce food wastage.
Yes. HALOPACK for Oven, uses a special film that can handle a higher heat resistance. Although seen as a different product with different specifications and lower barrier characteristics, HALOPACK for Oven still is considered a medium barrier MAP pack and can handle OM7 testing values for heating and reheating 2h at 220 °C or at reflux or alternatively 1h at 240 °C. Results may vary from different food compositions and need to be validated together with our clients.
Halopack uses a strong network of local production partners. For local inquiries, feel free to contact our partners directly.