Alert: Packaging World now enhanced for the iPad and iPhone. Watch a quick video preview
 
Download this free, 140-page Flexible Packaging Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.  Learn more »
Glenroy invites you to download this playbook.
Article |

'Mucho' convenient consommé packaging

In December 2005, Spanish food processor Gallina Blanca debuted consommés and broths in single-serve, shelf-stable, microwaveable cups custom-designed and produced by EDV Packaging.
Print Reprint
FILED IN:  Package Component  > Films
     

The cups are 89.5-mm in diameter 101-mm in height and 2.2-microns thick with filling capacity of 320cc. They are made of polypropylene/ethylene vinyl alcohol/PP. EDV coextrudes and thermoforms the cups at its production plant in Barcelona. Ribbing on the side panels helps the cups resist deformation during thermal processing of the broths and consommés and also provides some insulation properties to allow easier consumer handling of the container after the product has been heated in a microwave oven.

After filling the oxygen- and moisture-barrier cups are hermetically sealed with peelable 100% plastic barrier film membranes. Gravure-printed shrink-sleeve labels deliver shelf visibility with distinctive eye-catching appearance. Injection-molded plastic easy-stack overcaps supplied by Procap Llagostera complete the package. Nonrefrigerated shelf life of the consommés and broths is 12 months. —Judy Rice

Comments(0)

Add new comment

ADVERTISEMENT
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
42 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!
x

Newsletters

Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST
PACKAGE DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.