Packaging solutions provider Parkside has introduced a reclose lidding film for soft fruits to the Dutch market. 

The film, which can be used for punnets, blueberries and strawberries, was developed in collaboration with packaging supplier Van der Windt Verpakking and FruitMasters, a Dutch fruit cooperative.

The film, which is 43 microns thick and can incorporate anti-fog coating, will directly replace the traditionally used clamshell lid, providing a reduction in overall plastic use and improved pack recyclability. 

‘The Dutch market is attempting to move away from its current use of clamshell lids in soft fruits,’ explained Parkside’s sales director Paula Birch. ‘Parkside has provided a recyclable alternative that still delivers in terms of product protection.

‘By switching to Parkside’s lidding film and eliminating the clamshell lid, there is a significant packaging reduction. The entire pack is still mono PET throughout, which can be recycled locally, giving packers, brands and retailers a new more environmentally-friendly option.’