MBT: Thermoforming

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product. The skeleton sheet can be directly recycled and reused in the production process. MBT enhances the oxygen barrier of the packaging produced using this method.

How does it work?

This technology provides thermoformed cups and tubs with barrier properties. Seven layers serve to increase the oxygen barrier of the packaging and, consequently, the shelf life of sensitive products. This technology is primarily used for large volumes like ready meals, coffee capsules, pâté, cheese, or fresh meat.

Ihre Vorteile

Longer shelf life

  • Significant increase of best-before-date
  • Thermoforming of PP-EVOH-PP foils with up to seven layers
  • Higher oxygen barrier
  • Light barrier

Higher temperature resistance

  • Sterilization, pasteurization, and hot filling up to 130°C are possible


  • Many decoration possibilities: K3®, sleeve, printing, or labeling

Excellent recyclability


Efficiency and flexibility

  • Well known in the market
  • Inline and offline thermoforming production
  • Uneven distribution of the barrier material possible