In test since January in supermarkets in the Pacific Northwest is Westlake, CA-based Dole Food Co.'s Select Fruits. The shelf-stable cups-each containing 4.6 oz of either pineapple or pineapple mixed with other tropical fruits-are marketed in pairs in attractively decorated paperboard sleeves.
Consistent sheet thickness and economics make calendered plastics appealing to thermoformers. How are plastics calendered? What are the current developments in calendering? Packaging World takes a look.
Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.