ATLANTA - Graphic Packaging is extending its paper-based packaging tray line PaperSeal with two new innovations: PaperSeal Slice and PaperSeal Wedge. 

The new products offer brands and retailers a recyclable, barrier-lined, paperboard packaging alternative to plastic thermoformed trays for sliced meats and cheeses. Both PaperSeal Slice and Wedge offer enhanced branding capabilities with high-quality graphics that deliver on-shelf differentiation.  

"Compared to traditional plastic trays, PaperSeal Slice typically reduces plastic by 75% and PaperSeal Wedge by 80%,” said Ricardo De Genova, Graphic Packaging’s senior vice president for global innovation and new business. “The innovative new designs also use lighter weight paperboard to deliver reduced pack weights that can support our customers’ packaging sustainability goals. Both are available as formed or flat trays.” 

Both solutions have been designed to withstand the rigors of today's supply chain with excellent seal integrity and shelf life equivalent to traditional plastic trays. As with the existing PaperSeal trays, the top film and liner can be separated from the paperboard for ease of post-use recycling.