A corrugated cardboard composition pack designed for the transportation of fresh fish and shellfish has received registered status.
Developed for Scottish Shellfish by Cepac, the Chiller Pack was formally registered with the Intellectual Property Office in June.
The ‘unique’ design of the pack allows for dry transportation of fish and shellfish – meaning the produce does not have to sit in water, which Cepac said can compromise the freshness.
The pack uses a corrugated cardboard design combined with waterproof liner technology, which enables excess water to drain away from the product – leaving only fresh ice within the food package.
The Chiller Pack won gold in the Best New Concept category at the 2019 UK Packaging Awards and is currently shortlisted for the Innovation Prize at this year’s AquaCulture Awards.
Nigel Hobson, sales and commercial manager at Cepac, said, “The Chiller Pack is a great example of how we work closely with industry to create novel solutions that support specific requirements – such as transporting fresh seafood. Using a unique design, we have created a new product for this important sector, offering the customer a highly sustainable pack with excellent product protection in the supply chain.”