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Barket, the new heat-sealing cardboard tray from Hinojosa awarded at WorldStar 2021

  • This innovative packaging is the sustainable alternative to the traditional single-use plastic tray for fruit and vegetables
  • With its octagonal-shaped design and heat-sealing, efficiency is improved across the entire supply chain
  • Barket made it to the 2021 Worldstar Awards, having won the Liderpack 2020 prize and being selected to represent the Spanish sector in these international awards.

Many EU countries are limiting the use of single-use plastics in food packaging. A regulation change that comes with the consumer trends bidding for the most sustainable products for some time now. The primary packaging sector is actively working on finding solutions that will merge these two sensitive issues. To rise to this challenge, Hinojosa Packaging Xàtiva has developed Barket, an innovative corrugated cardboard tray, octagon-shaped and heat-sealing proving to be the ecofriendly alternative to the traditional single-use plastic trays for fruit and vegetables.

Now, its innovative and sustainable design has won the WorldStar Awards 2021, the most important awards in the sector, globally. Made out of recycled corrugated cardboard, Barket has a lesser environmental impact when compared with those manufactured with other materials, whilst retaining identical product safety benefits.

Its structure makes it possible to fit a fine heat-sealed film layer on top to protect the product. This is a process that can be performed by the machines owned by agricultural businesses and which they already use for plastic trays.

Thus, the use of plastic is reduced to up to 95%. Furthermore, it is a 100% recyclable packaging since both materials (cardboard and film) are easily detachable for they disposal into their corresponding recycling containers.

And lastly, but highly relevant for agriculture companies, Barket is an excellent communication tool between the producer and final customer. As it is made of carboard direct printing on the packaging is possible. Hinojosa’s wide offer in printing techniques allows for myriads personalized finishes, thus guaranteeing the brand image is impeccable and ensuring the company values are passed on to their consumers.

The WorldStar Awards are the most important ones in the packaging sector at international level. Barket was a winner in this edition, after winning the Liderpack 2020 prize and chosen the Spanish representative in this market.

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