Placon launches recyclable containers for food packaging

8 April 2015 (Last Updated April 8th, 2015 18:30)

Plastic packaging manufacturer Placon has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of Selectables, a new line of sustainable food containers.

Selectables

Plastic packaging manufacturer Placon has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of Selectables, a new line of sustainable food containers.

Available in 7.5in or 9in clear or black stackable bases with capacities between 24oz and 48oz, Selectables are said to beclassified under 100% recyclable plastic packaging.

The Selectables are equipped with one to three compartment and portion-sized inserts to carry food items, including seasonal cut fruit, candied nuts, meats and cheeses.

The inserts separate wet and dry foods, ensuring extended shelf life of products.

"The packaging is extremely versatile, letting you pack a virtually limitless combination of foods."

Placon claims that its EcoStar food-grade PET from curbside-collected, discarded bottles and thermoforms that Placon recycles back into Selectables packaging has been used to develop the recycled bowls, inserts and lids.

Commenting on the development, Placon stock products director Jeff Lucash said: "Placon is really adding a way to maximise the merchandising of foods with stock packaging that has a true custom container feel to it.

"The packaging is extremely versatile, letting you pack a virtually limitless combination of foods together for high-margin, pre-packed, fresh meal solutions."

Besides Selectables, the company has also launched Fresh 'n Clear GoCubes square containers, inserts and lids.

Placon produces custom and stock thin-gauge, thermoformed plastic clamshells, trays and blisters with an environmentally responsible line of recycled PET rollstock materials.


Image: Selectables are equipped with one to three compartment and portion-sized inserts to carry food items, including seasonal cut fruit, candied nuts, meats and cheeses. Photo: courtesy of Placon.