May 22, 2024

Sustainable paperboard alternative to plastic food trays

Iggesund Paperboard’s new Inverform for ready-made food packaging trays claims to tick all the boxes for sustainability and performance.

Made from pure cellulose fibres, Inverform has been specifically developed for pressed and folded trays used in food packaging. Inverform claims to have an exceptional formability and is the ideal replacement for traditional solutions, such as plastic trays.

“Iggesund Paperboard has a long tradition of working sustainably and producing material that won’t harm the environment,” says Stefan Söderberg, sales manager at, Iggesund Paperboard.

“Inverform was developed largely in response to the plastic pollution problem. We were determined to come up with a renewable and recyclable material for food trays that would be more environmentally friendly than plastic, while maintaining the same high packaging performance throughout the value chain.”

Trays made of Inverform with a plastic barrier supposedly have a substantially lower carbon footprint than the common plastic tray and can be recycled in existing paper packaging recycling schemes. And, in addition to helping to lower the climate impact, Inverform packaging meets the highest standards for food hygiene and protection, ensuring longer life and less food waste.