Faerch are introducing its new Eco HotPro product family, a new circular mono-PET pot range for hot fill food applications, developed to allow high-temperature sterilisation (HTS).
Eco HotPro Pots are made from up to 75% of recycled post-consumer content, not compromising on food safety or any other functional property. After use, they can be recycled to new food grade products of the same quality in an endless number of life cycles.
Legacy material PP, which has so far been widely used for high-temperature sterilisation in Dairy applications, is by no means circular. Like PS, for food safety reasons, PP products need to be made from 100% virgin material. Moreover, they can only be downcycled to non-food applications, contradicting the basic principles of a circular economy. PP and PS are increasingly affected by implemented legislation across Europe to support the transition towards circularity. Like in other countries, PP will be impacted by the plastic packaging tax taking effect by April 2022 in the UK, as it cannot meet the threshold of a minimum of 30% recycled content in direct food contact applications.