A new line of tamper-resistant institutional-sized containers is available from Berry Plastics. Processors continue to ask for solutions to secondary operations such as tamper bands or heat seals. The snap-tight packages keep freshness inside and have a wide top for easy scooping. The containers can be printed up to 9 colors and are available in 85-, 166- and 192-ounce sizes.
Solo Cup Company offers a line of containers that are precision engineered with smooth or fluted walls and are available in a range of sizes and shapes (squat, regular, tall) to suit every application. To minimize filling equipment changeovers, multiple container sizes are compatible with one lid size. Other features include: Custom elite printing for smoothwall containers, anti-stat exterior surface treatment to minimize static and dirt build-up, paper and plastic lid options, and compact container-nesting design to save space and allow for easy separation on automatic filling equipment.
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IPL Packaging has introduced a full line of 12 Series containers/pails, complete with IPL Packaging’s unique Tamper Evident system. Ranging in sizes from 1 quart to 1.5 gallons (1-5.5 liters), these pails are ideally suited for housing and marketing a variety of dairy products such as grated and specialty cheeses, sour cream and other various dairy products.
Airlite Plastics offers a broad range of stock containers and lids. With sizes ranging from 2 oz to 172 oz, Airlite offers over 100 stock container and lid options. Lightweight and durable, all containers and lids are molded from FDA approved plastic resins.
Polytainers Inc. is a North American leader in the design, production and printing of thinwall rigid plastic containers for the food and dairy industry. Polytainers employs its proven “Systems Approach” in developing containers for customers. Rather than simply supplying a container, the company says it works to understand the individual customer’s business needs and goals in order to provide products with an ideal solution.
Lactalis Goes to Rigid Package for President FetaLactalis USA recently converted the packaging for its 8 oz chunks of President brand Feta cheese from shrink film to a resealable rigid square polypropylene package.
Lactalis says its marketing and research departments conducted qualitative research and evaluated several new packaging possibilities, based on consumer needs and current usage habits and behavior patterns.
Lactalis focused on the customer’s perception of Feta packaging on the market, comparing the existing shrink film to the proposed rigid packaging. Research discussion points included consumer expectations and an exploration of improvement touch points.
Unanimously, consumers agreed the transparent rigid pack provided the convenience they were seeking because of its versatility and ability to stand up on shelves, snap shut and preserve the Feta at its optimal freshness point. Featuring an easy-to-open, re-closeable package, the President transparent pack is offered at no additional cost to the retailer or consumer. To maintain consistency, the price, labeling, UPC and UCC remain the same.
“Our goal with the packaging was to give consumers exactly what they were looking for-high-quality and convenience, and of course a see-through, freshness saving rigid package that can stack easily in their refrigerator. Once that was accomplished, we wanted to transition to the new pack smoothly for the benefit of retailers across the United States,” states Marjolaine Besnard, product mgr. for Lactalis USA.
This packaging is standard for the entire 8 oz Feta Chunk line, including the following flavors: Plain Feta, California Tomato Basil & Feta, Mediterranean Herbs Feta, Gourmet Black Pepper Feta, Fat Free Plain Feta, Fat Free California Tomato & Basil Feta and Fat Free Mediterranean Herbs Feta.