Polyester (PET) punnets have replaced the older polystyrene (PS) and polypropylene (PP) ones.
PET punnets constitute an excellent packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables, since they both protect the product and are appealing to the consumer.
PET punnets have openings and slots for the necessary ventilation and cooling of fresh produce. Other products packaged in PET punnets are nuts, snails, etc. PET punnets can either remain uncovered (such as those for strawberries) or close with a corresponding lid, a mesh (extruded or elastic), food membrane, and film (flow-pack or heat-sealing). They are available with an integrated air-plast piece or absorbent cloth at the bottom as well as with a printed handle.
PP punnets constitute an excellent packaging solution offered by ΗΕLLAGRO for packing fresh fruit and vegetables, since they both protect the product and are appealing to the consumer. PP punnets have openings and slots for the necessary ventilation and cooling of fresh produce. It is a fact that packaging and packaging materials contribute largely to the costs of the fresh produce industry. HELLAGRO, taking cost reduction needs into account and without compromising on product quality, provides high quality, branded PP punnets certified by international bodies.
The continuous increase in the price of polypropylene, which is now very close to that of polyester, has led packers to replace PP punnets with those made of PET. However, it is always possible to pack products using PP. Theyarealsoavailablewith a handle.
- PET punnets contain a low percentage of recycled PET, resulting in high purity and resistance to ruptures.