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#E-6827). PTI designs and engineers
plastic packaging containers. Over
the past few years, PTI’s research and
development has focused on packaging that enhances functionality and
One example is the Smiler™
two-compartment technology, which
allows for single servings of two compatible products within one portable
container. Another, PTI’s Deep Grip™
handleware bottle, provides a convenient package for transporting and dispensing larger volume products. These
two examples are part of a much wider
range of possibilities as product manufacturers look to meet growing consumer demand for greater convenience,
portion-control and on-the-go options.
“Recently we have seen a rise in
single-serve wine containers for those
consumers who do not want to open
and dispense from a heavy glass bottle,” said Scott Steele, PTI’s president.
“This packaging fits the on-the-go
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society we see more and more today,
with hectic schedules and the need for
controlled caloric intake.”
While consumers value convenience-enhancing features in packaging,
they are also increasingly eco-con-scious — especially when it comes to
“Food waste is a huge problem in
America, and each year $10 to $15
billion in produce is unsold,” said Ben
Blankenhorn, national sales manager
for Desiccare, Inc. (Booth #E-6631).
Desiccare works with food manufacturers to extend product life by using
blends of different active ingredients.
To combat food waste, Desiccare is
launching the Ethylene Eliminator Pak
which is placed in packaging with fruits
and vegetables to help slow the ripening process.
“This product not only helps grocers
extend product shelf life, but it also
helps consumers extend the lifetime of
the product at home to minimize food
waste,” Blankenhorn said.
Desiccare is also launching a new
iron-free oxygen absorber, designed
to remove oxygen from within sealed
packages. The absorber prevents oxidation and food spoilage, and helps
increase shelf life of foods such as
dried meat, plants, baked goods and
other products. Blankenhorn notes that
an iron-free absorber will result in few
product rejects for manufacturers using
metal detection systems.
Prolonging the lifetime of food products is the impetus for a variety of
new packaging formats. According to
LaserSharp FlexPak Services (Booth
#E-8430), resealable packaging is a significant marketplace trend.
“Consumers are looking for easy-to-use packaging that extends the life of
products inside, from easy-open zipper
and slider bags to peel/reseal features,
lids and spouts,” said Juan Carlos
Tinoco, general manager of FlexPak.
“These resealable applications add value
to a product by making the contents
easy to access use after use, increasing
satisfaction with the product.”