Tetra Pak has launched a retortable carton package, Tetra Recart, which it claims is an alternative to cans, stand-up pouches and glass jars and a world first.
The company says the lightweight material and cubic design make the package easy to transport and store. The cartons have a perforated-edge opening, enabling quick and safe opening, with no sharp edges. They can be flattened for discarding.
Tetra Recart was a finalist in the inaugural Australian Packaging and Innovation Awards, for 2017 Design Innovation of the Year Award in the Food category.
“In supermarkets, retailers can save as much as 30 to 40 per cent of shelf space than if they were stocking and displaying the same amount of product in a can,” Tetra Pak Oceania Business Development Manager Jason Bezzina said. “Also, less man hours are required to replenish stock, or handle waste when dealing with cartons, again resulting in cost savings.”
Tetra Recart is Forest Stewardship Council-certified, which is a guarantee that it is sourced from responsible forest management and other controlled sources. It is made mainly of wood fibre, a renewable raw material.