UK Thermoforming designer and manufacturer, Macpac, has designed and produced Advent calendar trays for Beiersdorf Nivea, from mainly recycled PET content. The trays accommodate 24 different products behind numbered 'doors' for each day in the run up to Christmas.
The company said 28 Nov that it used a “low gauge, lightweight recycled PET (r-PET)” with 90% recyclate in the blend for the tray, which met logistical and modern packing environments without compromising on functionality and product integrity.
Macpac said it collaborated closely with Beiersdorf on this latest project. Behind the 24 calendar windows lie variably-sized and irregularly shaped products securely held within the tray.
The tray has been designed to minimise shipping and mailing costs and to use the smallest de-nest possible whilst allowing ease of separation at the point of packing.
The design also features strengthened tray walls, focusing on impact points such as the middle of the tray at its weakest point.
The Nivea tray is 100% recyclable.