CKF, Inc. has added to its line-up of reduced plastic packaging with the newly redesigned Earthcycle Lid Mates™.
The Lid Mates marry a clear recyclable PET lid with an Earthcycle punnet, which is a thermoformed-molded fiber container that is certified home compostable and widely recyclable. While designed to suit the needs of growers and packers, the Lid Mates also have various foodservice and prepared food applications.
With growing demand from consumers to provide sustainable solutions in packaging, CKF has been continuously working to develop a variety of options. While the Earthcycle lineup has a range of applications, including top seal capabilities, the Lid Mates offer an additional avenue for customers who require product containment but do not have top seal equipment.
The Earthcycle Lid Mates marry a clear recyclable PET lid with an Earthcycle punnet.
The new lids feature design elements for a more secure fit – especially important when produce is packed and then subject to various temperatures in the supply chain. Additionally, the PET lids provide a clear, smooth surface for labeling and visibility of the products displayed inside.
CKF continues providing options to customers when it comes to packaging. PET has been shown to follow a sustainable life cycle and can be an option where pulp packaging is either unavailable or impractical for the intended use. As a fully recyclable product, the clear lids can re-enter the intended disposal stream without much effort from the end customer.
There are three designs of the Earthcycle Lid Mates, which can fit six different Earthcycle punnets that will be available by August 2021. CKF will continue expanding the product line to meet customer demand.