How Tray Sealers are Leading the Way in Sustainability

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How Tray Sealers are Leading the Way in Sustainability

How Tray Sealers are Leading the Way in Sustainability 600 535 The Platinum Packaging Group

Top Sealing trays with a Tray Sealer stand out as an eco-friendly option in the world of packaging. The sustainability benefits of using lidding films on a tray sealer make them ideal for companies seeking innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a sustainable future. Tray sealers are machines designed to seal wide-ranging perishables in a tray, including fresh produce, meats, ready-to-eat meals, and snacks. While the sealing process extends a product’s shelf life, preserves freshness and prevents contamination, it can also help reduce carbon emissions. 

Here are a few ways that tray sealers contribute to sustainability in packaging:

Reduced Material Usage 

One of the greatest advantages of tray sealing technology is its ability to reduce the amount of packaging material required. Unlike traditional packaging methods such as overwrapping, tray sealers efficiently seal products within lightweight trays, optimizing material usage and reducing waste. 

Extended Shelf Life

Tray sealers create a hermetic seal that extends the shelf life of perishable goods. This reduces the likelihood of food spoilage and minimizes the need for additional packaging, this results in less food waste.  We also offer Modified Atmospheric Tray Sealing Machinery where we pull a vacuum and flush with C02 to extend shelf life. 

Material Versatility 

Tray sealers offer flexibility in packaging materials. While conventional trays are typically made from plastic or aluminum, The Platinum Packaging Group uses compostable or biodegradable materials, such as PLA (polylactic acid), which further enhances the eco-friendliness of tray-sealed packages.

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Energy Efficiency 

Modern tray sealing machines are designed to be energy-efficient, utilizing advanced technology to reduce power consumption during the sealing process. This lowers operational costs while reducing carbon emissions, making tray sealers a sustainable choice for packaging applications. 

Recyclability and Compostability 

Many materials used in tray sealing are recyclable or compostable, offering end-of-life solutions that align with circular economy principles. Consumers can easily recycle plastic trays or compost biodegradable ones, reducing landfill waste and promoting a closed-loop system for packaging materials.

Space efficiency in tray sealer packages

Space Optimization 

Tray-sealed packages are stackable and take up less space, making them more efficient to transport and store. This reduces packaging materials, lowers transportation costs, and minimizes carbon emissions associated with logistics.  


Tray sealers are a game-changing packaging solution for sustainability efforts. By minimizing materials used, extending shelf life, and promoting recyclability, tray sealers help reduce the environmental impact of packaging. Tray sealing technology represents a step towards a greener, more eco-conscious future.