Rottneros introduced a new wooden raw material based fresh food packaging

Rottneros introduced a new food packaging tray for fresh food and take away. According to the announcement, the tray is manufactured entirely with wooden raw material and is both recyclable, renewable and degradable.

The new product has been developed at Rottneros’ facility in Sunne, Sweden. The tray will replace today’s plastic alternatives and will be used for convenience food, meat in grocery stores and take away food. It is based entirely on Swedish wooden raw materials and can withstand moisture and keep the food fresh.

To further develop the product, Rottneros is committed to developing environmentally friendly and biodegradable trays that at the same time can withstand moisture and fat from the food.

Kasper Skuthälla, Managing Director of Rottneros Packaging, commented:

“We are very pleased to be able to present a product based on Swedish wooden raw materials, developed by Rottneros, that we will have the opportunity to start manufacturing and supplying to the food industry. In addition, it is a product that is far ahead in the development.”

The company is building a completely new production line for the new trays.

Earlier Rottneros informed that production in the Vallvik Mill had been affected by an unplanned shutdown due to leakage within the recovery boiler.

About Rottneros:

The company is an independent and flexible supplier of customized and high-quality pulp. It produces paper pulp at two pulp mills in Sweden: chemical pulp is produced at Vallvik; mechanical pulp is produced at the mill in Rottneros.  It also includes the wood procurement company Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia. Rottneros had turnover of approximately SEK 1.5 billion in the 2014 financial year employing around 250 people.

Source: Woodbizforum