Eco Innovation

We’re passionate about our Eco Development efforts, which are aimed at reducing the environmental impact of our products, and delivering economic benefits in the process.

It’s an area we have invested heavily in, both financially, and in terms of resources. We have a very clear goal; to be industry leaders in the Eco Innovation field.

Environmental Developments

One of our priorities when it comes to innovation is to reduce the environmental impact of our products and to develop new products which help achieve a circular economy. It is an important concern for our industry, due to the growing demand for more eco-friendly packaging.

Retailers are charged with addressing this, and have committed to doing so in their signing up to the Courtauld Commitment. By developing more eco-friendly packaging, we can make a contribution which helps retailers to deliver on this commitment, and reduces the carbon impact in the UK grocery sector.

We have done this by developing industry leading new products and investing in cutting edge technology to maximise the level of recycled material used in our PET packaging, without compromising on the quality of the packaging itself.

We have developed a range of new, more eco-friendly products which have received international recognition for their contribution to providing more sustainable packaging solutions, including the award winning Detecta® by Mannok, Signum® by Mannok, Orbital® by Mannok, Recur® by Mannok and Turloc® by Mannok.

Detecta® by Mannok has received international recognition as an industry leading solution to recyclability issues with traditional black PET packaging.

Signum® by Mannok offers retailers, food processors and consumers a viable solution to achieving a true circular economy for PET fresh meat packaging with a superior quality, mono material packaging product.

Orbital® by Mannok is manufactured using the patented Vacurema recycling system from EREMA to produce 100% recycled PET material. Orbital is fully suitable for food packaging applications certified by the European Food Safety Authority. Complimentary to the Vacurema recycling system, we have also invested in IV testing technology, which allows us to constantly monitor and test the strength of our sheet, ensuring there is no compromise on product quality.

Recur® by Mannok is a true circular economy food packaging solution made from jazz PET – a mixed coloured PET material derived from recycled post-consumer bottles and PTT (pots, tubs, and trays).​

Turloc® by Mannok is a food tray solution that is recycle ready, with its precision design eliminating the requirement for non-recyclable absorbent soaker pads.​

Economic Benefits

We believe in passing on cost savings to our customers wherever possible, so as we develop more cost-effective packaging our customers can save on the end product, with no compromise on quality or performance.