Fabri-Kal has launched its Cold Drink Cup Sip Lids, which it said is an alternative to straws for foodservice establishments. Plastic straws have been banned by some municipalities; in some areas, straws are given to patrons only on request.
Fabri-Kal says its Sip Lids protect beverages while preventing liquids from splashing during transport. They are compatible with Kal-Clear, Nexclear and Greenware cups. The PET Sip Lid fits five popular Kal-Clear PET Drink Cups and four Nexclear Polypropylene Drink Cups. The new Greenware Sip Lid is made from plants, not petroleum, and fits three popular Greenware Drink Cup sizes. Greenware Cups and Lids are made from Ingeo biopolymer (PLA) and are compostable in commercial composting facilities.
“Fabri-Kal is dedicated to producing innovative, stylish packaging with a reduced environmental impact,” said Mike Roeder, president and COO of Fabri-Kal. “Our new PET Sip Lids fit recyclable PET and Polypropylene Drink Cups, and our Greenware Sip Lids and Drink Cups are commercially compostable. We are proud that all of our products are made in the U.S.A. by American workers.”
Fabri-Kal is a provider of foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions. One of the largest thermoformers in North America, Fabri-Kal’s customer base includes foodservice operators and consumer product manufacturers. The company specializes in a variety of materials including renewable agricultural fiber. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and in continuous operation since 1950, Fabri-Kal employs more than 1,000 people in five manufacturing, printing and warehousing facilities throughout the U.S.