Embracing Sustainability: The Growing Trend in the Food Industry

In today’s world, sustainability stands as a defining element of responsible business practices. With a paramount focus on reducing the environmental impact, our global community is committed to a greener future.

ENHANCING SUSTAINABILITY

Choosing the Right Trays for Food Manufacturing

In today’s world, sustainability stands as a defining element of responsible business practices. With a paramount focus on reducing environmental impact and plastic consumption, our global community is committed to a greener future.

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

More sustainable packaging options are emerging, characterized by recyclability, compostability, reduced weight, and an increasing focus on reusability. It’s a shift that not only benefits the environment but also resonates with conscious consumers. The reduction of plastic waste and a more efficient use of materials are key goals shared by industries worldwide.

The Rise of Recyclable Plastics in Packaging

In response to the escalating demand for sustainable practices, the plastic industry is witnessing a notable shift towards the production of recyclable plastics. This transition reflects a growing awareness of the importance of recycling in curbing environmental degradation.

However, reducing the environmental footprint doesn’t stop at recyclable materials. The bigger picture involves a commitment to minimizing carbon emissions and a relentless pursuit of environmentally friendly practices.

Why Do Food Manufacturers Use Plastic for Food Packaging?

The use of plastic is often a topic of discussion when it comes to sustainability. We all know it – we need to reduce our plastic consumption, reuse, and recycle. But why do many food manufacturers still use plastic for food packaging today?

Plastic packaging prevents food waste by protecting the contents from spoilage and contamination during transportation and storage. Selecting the appropriate packaging solution can even double the shelf life of the contents, making it safer to consume and more cost-effective to purchase. Moreover, extending the shelf life and reducing food waste also contributes to a reduction in carbon emissions.

Is the Future In the Gap?

At QUPAQ, we understand the evolving landscape of sustainability. We see a world where businesses strive to reduce their carbon emissions, decrease their environmental impact, and embrace innovations that enhance more sustainability.

One notable trend that embodies these principles is the adoption of “low” or “zero gap” stacking trays in the food industry. These trays do not only optimize space but also lead to a substantial reduction in secondary packaging materials, logistical space, and the number of trucks needed for transportation. The result is a more sustainable approach to packaging and transportation.

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Key Benefits of Low or Zero Gap Stacking Trays:

  • Reduced Packaging Materials
  • Space Efficiency
  • Reliable Operations
  • Resource Conservation
  • CO2 Emission Reduction

Using trays stacked tight lowers both the cost and the climate footprint. Implementing a flexible high capacity denester that support different tray types with a gap as small as possible is an easy contribution. 

Choosing the Right Solution

While the trend involves minimizing emissions and enhancing sustainability through recycled and recyclable trays with less material and space, the right solution for your operation may vary. One thing remains evident: we all share a responsibility to preserve our planet. Choosing the appropriate packaging solution can be a starting point. By choosing trays crafted from recyclable and recycled materials, and reaping the benefits of low-gap trays, your company contributes to raising the bar for a greener future.

At QUPAQ, we are committed to providing flexible solutions that can accommodate these new types of trays always ensuring you a high uptime, even with reduced stacking height. Our dedication to sustainability and innovation drives us to adapt to industry trends and offer solutions that help businesses thrive while reducing their environmental impact.

How Can We Help?

At QUPAQ, we are here to assist you in choosing the optimal tray denester for your operations. The right combination will empower you to run a more sustainable, cost-efficient, and reliable production line.

Choose the Right Equipment to Handle Your Trays

Waste Reduction


Reliable tray denesting and handling minimize errors and wastage in production, conserving resources and enhancing operational sustainability.

Energy Efficiency


Automating production processes can result in a significant reduction in energy consumption. Efficient and precise machines require less energy compared to manual labor or less efficient equipment.

Error Minimization


Our machines reduce waste by automating processes and ensuring precise denesting and handling, minimizing the risk of damage during production.

Need INFORMATION?

Contact us to find the Tray Denesting & Handling solution that’s right for you


Thomas Thomsen
Area Sales Manager

+45 2711 8112

[email protected]

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