Food Containers (Fresh & Prepared)(20 companies)
Companies that specialize in making empty rigid packages (often thermoformed) used by retail and fresh food service sectors, i.e., tubs used for fresh soup or deli items at a grocery store. Considering switching to a new container, material? If you need a new package or consumable, explore these articles to help guide your next purchase.
In addition to its line of sealing machines, Algus Packaging designs and supplies thermoformed blisters, clamshells, bifolds, and trays that help increase shelf impact and brand awareness. Using the latest design and programming software, Algus Packaging engineers create packages for almost any application from basic rectangle face-seal blister to complex three-dimensional bifolds.
Amcor Rigid Packaging
Amcor produces a wide range of rigid and semi-rigid plastic containers including cups, cup stock, portion packs, bottles, vials, jars, trays, blisters, foil tubes, and more for food, beverage, healthcare, home care, pet care and beyond. Featured products include pre-made rigid thermoformed trays, cups, blisters and lids in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and thicknesses. Cup stock products include Evolution® PVdC-free sheet, which increases compression strength up to 30% for reduced source applications. Other products include EasyPortion, a single thermoformed portion pack with a unique, colorful appearance. Featured bottles include the 300 ml (10 oz) HDPE Cylinder Bottle with 24-410 SP neck finish, used for a range of home and/or personal care products.
Anchor Packaging, a thermoformer of rigid PP and PET plastic containers, offers a wide range of products for foodservice applications, including hinged PP clamshells, containers, and lids that withstand temperatures to 230°F under heat lamps, hot cases, and microwaves. Also available are clear, anti-fog-lids with leak-resistant closures that increase impulse sales, prevent order errors and messy spills. These sturdy PP packages are dishwasher-safe and consumer reusable, and are available in rounds, rectangles, and squares from 5- to 100-oz sizes. PETE hinged containers and bases with separate lids are made with FDA-approved, post-consumer recycled content. This high clarity material offers ultimate food visibility with eye-catching appeal to increase impulse sales from self-serve cases. Safe-Pinch® tamper-evident, clear hinged containers highlight chilled salads, sandwiches and are designed to allow cut fruit and vegetables to respirate. They can also be used for ambient displays of baked goods, dry snacks, and candy.
Aripack offers a wide range of stock or custom-made rigid containers for various products and barrier requirements for the dairy, dips and spreads, and coffee markets. Pre-formed trays and baskets are designed for meats, cookies, and bakery products. Other products include single serve white and black coffee pods, which are available with or without a pre-applied filter.
Be Green Packaging
Be Green Packaging delivers custom, molded fiber containers that are recyclable and compostable for food service, personal care, home goods and other markets. Recent applications of Be Green Packaging’s packaging solutions have included developing sustainable, eco-friendly packaging pieces and a molded fiber tray for razors. Another application replaced plastic packaging with molded fiber boxes for water-free face wash swatches that decreased shipping costs and reduced the package’s overall carbon footprint by 70%.
Double H Plastics, Inc.
Double H supplies a variety of containers, focused on the food and dairy industry. From eye catching graphics to custom, functional lids, Double H will create the cup and lid best suited to the product's needs. Double H produces lids with utensils, vented lids for microwavable items, lids with snap fits, and much more. In-mold labeling container designs and options are available.
Evanesce Packaging Solutions
Evanesce Packaging Solutions supplies 100% compostable, 100% plant-based eco-friendly food packaging products that are designed for strength, affordability and performance. Molded starch- and biopolymer-based cups, drink lids, bowls, containers and food service items are designed as a replacement for expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam products. Products include Evanesce® Molded Starch trays, in addition to being fully compostable, are leak-free, sturdy and grease-resistant. With a shelf-life of 2 years, these trays look like Styrofoam™, but decompose in 90 days or less.
Evergreen Resources Inc.
Evergreen Resources’ container manufacturing capabilities span a wide range of glass, metal, plastic, including sustainable packaging options. Evergreen’s extensive product line includes 100% recyclable glass bottles and jars for spirits, wine, beer, food, beverages, pharmaceuticals (dropper bottles and pharmaceutical bottles), beauty products and more. Metal packaging includes aluminum aerosol cans, tin aerosol cans, utility and food cans, aluminum bottles for liquids and personal care products, rigid aluminum tubes for toothpaste, tin cans and boxes for candies and much more. Evergreen also supplies sustainable packaging options including: refillable jars for beauty products; post-consumer resin-based jars, trigger sprayers, bottles and tubes; bamboo airless bottles, pumps and sprayers; biodegradable food containers and more.
Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
MULTILAY food containers are designed to meet today's more demanding requirements, such as keeping fresh food truly fresh, preserving food with low salt or sugar content, and the challenges of food distribution at ambient temperature intended to reduce energy costs. MULTILAY is suitable for controlled-atmosphere and oxygen-free packaging with oxygen absorber, as well as for sterilized packaging, high-temperature filled packaging, and boil/retort sterilized packaging.
IPL has long lasting relationships with many of the world's largest food companies. IPL’s food containers are available in round and non-round formats, and come in tamper-evident, film seal and freezable varieties. Engineered to keep products fresh and safe, IPL container designs also factor in sustainability, efficiencies in transportation, shelf optimization and attractive decoration elements. All containers are durable and made from 100% recyclable polypropylene or polyethylene. Available in a wide range of sizes and capacities for all liquid or dry foods.
Klöckner Pentaplast of America (kp) supplies thermoformed trays, rigid films for form, fill and seal applications as well as flexible films to protect products, operating across a vast range of fresh food categories. kp aims to ensure consumer packaged goods companies get the most sustainable, total food packaging solutions that not only protect food products while extending shelf-life and reducing food waste, but that can also be recycled.
Deli cups from Packline USA are 100% recyclable PET containers suitable for applications using lidding film and high pressure packaging (HPP). With or without hard caps, cups are suitable for all equipment lines.
Polytainers supplies an array of polypropylene (PP) containers for food applications such as margarine, sherbet, yogurt, ricotta, sour cream, ice cream, hummus, fruits and vegetables and more. Polytainers offers containers in a wide range of diameters and capacities as well as a variety of decoration styles: dry-offset printing, in-mold labeling and shrink sleeve decorations. Specialty containers include dual compartment in-mold labeled Sidekick containers for applications such as yogurt/granola packs.
Printpack’s rigid plastic packaging portfolio includes thermoforming rollstock, precision controlled multi-layer co-extruded sheet and thermoformed cups and other containers for on-the-go packaging applications. Printpack supplies containers with a special focus on food applications, designing features for barrier solutions and easy-peel barrier lidding. Stock or customized design options are available, and Printpack offers printing, embossed logos, and custom colors for differentiation. Products are suitable for hot-fill, retort, in-package pasteurization, aseptic, Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), and ambient fill applications. Containers for nonfood applications such as household supplies, lawn and garden and medical packaging are also available.
Priority Plastics supplies a variety of rigid containers, including HDPE Tight Head containers for industrial packaging such as food flavors, fragrances and beverage concentrates. Priority Plastics’ product line also includes HDPE canisters, used in nutraceuticals applications such as powders, cannabis, and vitamins as well as HDPE or PET canisters for dry pack towel wipes. Company also supplies rigid PET containers for retail applications such as snacks and pet food and F-style containers for specialty chemicals and edible oils.
Rigid plastic and paper containers from Sonoco include the flagship EnviroCan™ paper container with a paper or metal end, which is made of 100% recycled fiber, designed to meet the ongoing challenge of balancing responsible materials sourcing with product and food safety. Other rigid containers from Sonoco include hinged and lidded containers, in-mold labeled containers, trays and bowls, thermoformed blister packaging and much more.
Technimark is supplier of injection-molded rigid plastic packaging and components serving the consumer packaging, healthcare and industrial markets.
TekniPlex Consumer Products
Grupo Phoenix, now part of Tekni-Plex, supplies a vast range of cups and trays used for food service and disposable consumer products. Product range includes barrier polypropylene cups and coextruded polypropylene cups used in packaging applications such as soup cups, single-serve and domed-cup yogurt, multipacks of HPP or retort salsa cups and others.
Visstun supplies paper and plastic containers for products ranging from pet food, oatmeal and ramen to ice cream, sherbet and other applications. Paper cups and containers are made with Sustana® EnviroLife™ Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber, a sustainable recycled paper.
Winpak Lane, Inc.
Winpak’s rigid container product offering includes cups, trays, food containers as well as films for semi-rigid thermoforming films for blister applications. Highlights from the Winpak product line include the MAPfresh® barrier tray, used primarily for case-ready packaging applications such as animal and plant protein, seafood, cheeses, pre-made meals, and other items. Recyclable trays are suitable for freezing as well as reheating in a microwave. Other products include S-Series thermoformed flat rim cups with a 37mm top diameter, designed for high-speed fill/seal machines for applications including margarine, butter, spreads, and many other liquid and semi-viscous products.
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