Shelton, Connecticut-based Inline Plastics has added seven new rectangular products to its Essentials Platters line. The all-clear, rectangle-shaped platters are also made with 10 percent post-consumer content.
“We wanted to offer a packaging solution for any event – from birthday parties to holiday gatherings to neighborhood cookouts,” said Tom Orkisz, chairman and CEO.
“Just like our current round platter portfolio, these rectangular platters come in a wide range of options and provide exceptional clarity, enabling the contents to take center stage. Consumers can go from the store directly to the party table.”
With the acquisition of a manufacturing plant in Gladwin, Michigan, Inline Plastics will produce all-clear platters that do not have a black base.
“We try to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to environmental sustainability,” Orkisz said.
“Many brands still offer black packaging, however, we at Inline switched to all clear products aiming to help the sorting and recycling process, which struggles with black. With it, the entire Inline Plastics Essentials Platters line is recyclable, where recycling of plastic food containers is available, and an environmentally-friendly choice for events and occasions where people gather to celebrate.”
The elimination of carbon black materials helps sorting and processing during recycling. The platters will be made with the company’s reborn rDPET high performing food grade, post-consumer recycled content material.
Essentials Platters are available in four to seven compartments, ranging from 40-142-ounce capacities. For retailers, there are options designed for multilevel stacking, as well as reversable merchandising that provides a large food viewing window.
To learn more about the Essential Platters line, visit inlineplastics.com/product_line/partyplatters.
Inline Plastics is a manufacturer of crystal-clear food packaging containers. The company offers its Safe-T-Fresh line, a tamper-resistant and tamper-evident product that uses its patented tear-strip technology, providing retailers and consumers with greater product protection.
The company continues to design and manufacture packaging solutions to keep food products safe and fresh and to enhance shelf merchandising. Inline Plastics celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.