Tetra Recart® reimagines canned food packaging


Tetra Recart® has reimagined canned food packaging. Watch our video to see how a carton package is the modern solution for your food products.

Key Benefits

Tetra Recart carton packages volume compared to traditional metal can

More space for success

With the rectangular shape of the Tetra Recart package you gain more space on the shelf. You get more products up there. It’s that simple. Tetra Recart takes up 40% less space than cans and glass jars.

Carrot and ginger soup in a Tetra Recart package

Opportunities to stand out

  • High quality printing on all sides giving you the opportunities for a billboard effect.

  • Like pixels on a screen, Tetra Recart packages work in perfect harmony, always facing the consumer.

  • The Tetra Recart package is great for fun interaction with consumers. It lets your product express itself in brand new ways.

Fresh cooking vegetables and herbs

Fresh brand image

Tetra Recart is the perfect solution for renewing your brand image, extending your presence or just giving your food category a boost. More than 140 consumer studies show that consumers perceive the package and its content as fresh. A good starting point for innovation and expansion of product lines.

Retailers, watch your DPC drop

More product per pallet, faster shelf replenishment, reduced waste handling and more efficient use of shelf space help lower your DPC (Direct Product Cost).

Read more about retailers in Retailers are getting a taste for Tetra Recart

Light weight. A heavy argument

Tetra Recart packages are very lightweight with ̴ 60% less weight than a can*. This helps you save 11% in outbound distribution compared to cans. Moreover, it cut costs on transportation and lowers your carbon emissions.

*Package material weight for 400 g packages.

Trucks transporting cans and cartons

Get trucks off the road

Thanks to their smart rectangular shape and light weight, Tetra Recart packages are extremely efficient to transport. You can fit 6 to 10 times more empty Tetra Recart cartons on a single truck compared to cans. Similarly, with filled packages, you get 10-20% more units per pallet.

Father and daughter cooking in kitchen

The friendly package

Designed to simplify kitchen life, this package needs no tools but your hands. Laser perforated tear opening and simple re-closure make the package very easy to handle. Even little hands can open the package without risk of being hurt.

Green trees FSC

Low environmental impact

Several Life Cycle Analyses comparing Tetra Recart packages with steel cans and glass jars show that Tetra Recart has a significantly lower environmental impact.

Tetra Recart packages are mainly made of renewable materials i.e. wood fibers from Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) certified forests and other controlled sources. FSC™ is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC™ is supported by major non-governmental organizations like WWF and Greenpeace.

Read more about we work with FSC™ and sustainable forestry

Stack of Tetra Pak Packages

Great retirement plan

Tetra Recart packages are easy to flatten and fit right into existing carton recycling processes. Tetra Recart packages, like all Tetra Pak carton packages, are fully recyclable and can be turned into new, useful products when empty.

Read more about recycling and our recycling activities

Can be filled with:

  • Food

    This category includes all food related products that do not fall under any other category e.g. oil, vegetables, tomato preparations (sauces, paste, puree), soups/sauces. Tetra Recart can be used to fill products with particles and also pet food.

Shapes & Volumes

Midi

340 ml 390 ml 440 ml 500 ml

Mini

200 ml

Openings

Full Top Perforation

Type:
Perforated line on packaging material
Principle:
Single-use
Benefits:
  • Well-accepted by consumers
  • Comes ready prepared on packaging material
  • Opens the entire top for easy access and emptying
  • Easy to open without tools

Filling Machines

Tetra Pak® R2

Compact, integrated, flexible machine

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Tetra Pak® R1

The world’s most cost-effective retortable carton package line

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Related links and documents

Tetra Recart, stacking up against competition

Sustainable packaging for a modern world

View/download the Tetra Recart infographic: The evolution of sustainable packaging for a modern world. (pdf)

The infographic includes information about sustainable packaging solutions, consumer demand, life cycle analysis and how our Tetra Recart cartons stacks up against competition.

Contact us for more information about Tetra Recart