Sustainable packaging solutions with state-of-the-art technologies and a flexible production to meet highest standards – ecological and economical.
50,000 km² of forest cut every year
More greenhouse gas in the atmosphere
Strong restrictions in further recycling
- Recovering of wasted PET up to food safety
- Non chemical foaming technology
- Density from 400 to 1.350 kg/m³
- Wide thickness range
- Multilayer films
- A-PET, C-PET, Foamed PET
- Optional printing with water based ink
PET film offers versatility, sustainable practices, and cost-effective customization, making it a preferred choice for thermoforming packaging needs.
PET film is widely used for thermoforming packaging, such as trays for various food items, cups for dairy products and cold drinks, and blister packaging for toys and personal care items and FFS (form fill seal) applications.
SUBSTITUTION FOR PS AND PVC:
We replace polystyrene (PS) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) packaging with PET film complying with EU regulations.
100% RECYCLED PET FILM:
We focus on providing 100% recycled PET film, contributing to a circular economy, and offering sustainable packaging solutions.
COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND CUSTOMIZATION:
We can adjust the recipe and production process with high-tech equipment, ensuring competitive pricing and tailored products.
IS RECYCLED PET SAFE?
HARMFUL CHEMICALS REMOVAL:
Certified process (by EFSA/FDA) like the LSP (liquid state polycondensation) reactor process involved in producing r-PET ensures the removal of harmful chemicals and contaminants, making the resulting r-PET granules a safe choice for food packaging.
Indeed, The cleaning process in the LSP reactor can make r-PET granules even safer than average food packaging materials that may not undergo such extensive purification procedures. The purity of the finished rPET is significantly higher than the standards for food specified by EFSA and FDA. Our production facility’s rigorous treatment and decontamination steps demonstrate our commitment to ensuring PET safety and its suitability for food contact applications.
PROCESS AND REASONNING FOR R-PET
SOURCING AND RECYCLING:
Besides the conventional PET bottle flakes, PET tray flakes and FORPET products from PCR (post-consumer-recycling) stream can be use. Prioritizing trays gives access to an overlooked reliable source. In Europe, waste management companies pays the companies that recover wasted trays.
Various big brand owners announced the aim to achieve up to 50% recycled material in packaging by 2025, utilizing virgin and recycled materials.
QUALITY CONTROL AND PROCESSING:
To ensure consistent material quality, installing a specialized washing line for the final cleaning of PET flakes is recommended. This allows purchasing different kind of PET flakes available on the market while maintaining control of feedstock quality within our production facility.
COST AND EFFICIENCY:
Producing our own PET grade, we are regulating a recipe cost of finished products through the state-of-the art processing equipment.
We utilize water-based inks to offer more environmentally friendly packaging decoration and facilitate the effortless removal of inks during the PETwaste washing process, enhancing sustainability.
IS RECYCLED PET THE ONLY RAW MATERIAL USED?
RPET (RECYCLED PET)
is the primary raw material we use in our products. However,if customers have specific requirements, we also have the capability to incorporate virgin materials.
In our pursuit of sustainability, we aim to access and incorporate various types of r-PET waste and materials available in the market. Ensuring the constant quality and purity of the inlet materials in our production process is vital. To achieve this, we only accept highly cleaned flakes as feedstock, while our LSP unit decontaminates PET from all chemical contaminations. This enables blending different r-PET materials in our extrusion line, allowing us to create a dedicated recipe for our unique foaming extrusion process.
HOT AND COLD PACKAGING
HOT AND COLD BEVERAGE:
We have recently introduced new lids that can be used for both hot and cold beverages. Regarding the cups, we currently have options for cold and warm drinks (up to 70°C). Nobody is drinking boiling water, however, we are even working on such a cup and will develop that solution soon. Keep posted.
FORPET VS COMPETITORS
EXTENSIVE USE OF PET:
We concentrate on PET in all our foamed and rigid products. This allows us to provide various packaging solutions tailored to different needs.
HIGH RECYCLED CONTENT:
Our products incorporate up to 100% recycled material, demonstrating our commitment to sustainability and the circular economy. By using recycled PET, we reduce dependence on virgin plastic production.
UNIQUE PHYSICAL FOAMING PROCESS
without using chemical foaming agents.
ONE INTEGRATED PLANT:
Entire production cycle in one plant, which enables the control of every step without the intervention of a third party.
Our packaging options offer significant cost savings compared to paper variants. For example, our egg tray, lid, and cup alternatives are considerably cheaper than cardboard-based options.
In contrast, our competitors heavily rely on cardboard (fiber), which typically has limited recyclability, typically up to 4-5 times. Their egg trays and to-go lids are disposable, providing no opportunity to recycle. Moreover, their cups employ cardboard laminated with PE, making them challenging to recycle effectively and leading to downcycling instead of creating new cups.
WHY IS FORPET CHEAPER?
There are several contributing factors to our savings. First, we prioritize technology innovation and utilize state-of-the-art equipment, allowing for efficient production processes.
Additionally, a growing market trend towards environmentally friendly solutions has further boosted our cost savings. Furthermore, the current global situation regarding wood scarcity and deforestation has influenced the market dynamics, leading to increased demand for alternatives like PET-based packaging.
One significant avenue for achieving savings is reducing plastic weight per unit. Our FORPET technology enables us to decrease the weight by up to two times compared to the initial value through PET density reduction, achieved by foaming. This weight reduction brings cost benefits and contributes to resource efficiency and sustainability.
Our plant in Latvia covers a total area of 16,000 m².This includes 10,000 m² for production, 1,000 m² for office space, and 5,000 m² for the warehouse.
AVERAGE TIME REQUIRED TO PREPARE SAMPLES/PROTOTYPES
For existing product designs, the average time for preparing samples is typically 2 weeks. However, if a new design is required, the timeline may vary. For new print designs, it can take up to 1 month, while new product shapes may require up to 3 months for sample preparation.
We determine the minimum volume requirement based on the specific product. Each product may have different minimum order quantities determined by our track volume.
- LSP reactor: throughput is up to 1,200 kg/h depending on the inlet feedstock and IV goal value of finished pellets.
- Extrusion line: The net output is up to 1,000 kg/h for foamed foils and 1,500 kg/h for rigid foils.
- Thermoforming: the overall production is based on the number of mold cavities.
- Lids for cold applications: up to 240 million per year.
- Lids for hot applications: up to 160 million per year.
- Egg Trays: up to 60 million per year.