Nicholl Food Packaging, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of food trays, has launched a new ovenable bakery tray made from renewable wood pulp.


Developed by Nicholl’s sister company Ecopla France, the new TO 109 R PAPER round tray is the first of a new range of lightweight biodegradable and recyclable paper food trays, introduced in response to customer demands for more sustainable options. 109mm in diameter and 21mm deep, the tray is manufactured from a single layer of greaseproof paper and offers excellent barrier properties.


Suitable for use in both convection and microwave ovens at 200°C, the TO 109 R PAPER tray can be also supplied with an optional non-stick coating for easy product removal, so is ideal for bakery applications. It is particularly suited for use in commercial bakeries using automated denesters, and on automated filling machines.


The tray’s low weight has the added benefit of helping to reduce transportation costs and therefore lower carbon emissions, while the paper used in the tray meets all the latest requirements for direct food contact.


This latest addition to the product range joins a number of food trays from Nicholl that deliver important sustainability benefits, while also maintaining the company’s ability to offer tailored packaging solutions for customers in a variety of end markets including ready meals, convenience foods and fresh and frozen products.