Innovative new machine sees Tesco launch tubeless kitchen foil

AN innovative new rolling machine has allowed Tesco to produce what it says is the UK’s first tubeless kitchen foil.

The ‘state-of-the-art’ machine works by allowing for the aluminium foil to be rolled tightly around a spindle that has air vents in it and, by bumping air into the vents, it enables the aluminium foil to be gently released.

Some 12.5 million cardboard rolls will now not be required to be produced each year, with Tesco saying that this will result in it cutting down on the use of 330 tonnes of cardboard per annum.

Tesco technical manager Bronwen Williams said, ‚ÄúThis new machine has revolutionised foil production, saving hundreds of tonnes of cardboard from needlessly being made in the first place. We are continually looking at ways in which we can cut down on packaging in order to help the environment and hope, after starting with our top selling kitchen foil line, that we will be able to apply this to the rest of our foil range.”