IMA Dairy & Food USA’s new versatile thermoforming technology for its Erca EF Series of Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) Machines allows food manufacturers to create proprietary shapes for cups and bottles, at nearly the same cost as standard molds. The Open Mold system can be used to shape unique-to-brand containers for a variety of food products, including yogurt, cream spreads, juices, butter and more. This technology allows the shape to be formed prior to filling and sealing. On EF FFS Series machines, manufacturers can produce up to 18,000 product-filled portion cups, or 16,800 product-filled bottles, per hour.