Plastic products always seem to be in the cross-hairs these days. But think for a moment about all the wonderful uses plastic products have in your daily life. Some of the less obvious places where plastics play a major roll are in items such as your car, shower, tooth brush and computer just to name a few. Other, more critical uses for plastics are in the medical industry such as the tubes that carry life… Read the full article »
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Our good friends over at the Foodservice Packaging Institute have produced an excellent video about the origins of to go food packaging and the excellent benefits associated with this type of packaging. Check it out! To see some pretty cool clear packaging solutions for take out, just Click Here!
A quick search of the data base from our friends at Technomics shows that, of the top 10 selling sandwich shops, 3 of them actually have the word “sub” somewhere in their name and 8 of them specialize in making subs. I’ll include a Philly Cheese Stake in that category. Switching the search criteria to show the fastest growing sandwich shops, has similar results. 4 of the top 5 fastest growing concepts specialize in making subs. That probably… Read the full article »
Often times our customers will call us and ask about what trends or shifts in packaging we see happening. These are calls we love to receive because it tells us our customers look to Genpak as their food packaging experts. One shift I’d like to share with you today is the increase in clear hinged packaging. I say shift because this is past the point of a trend curve. Today’s consumer demands transparency in every… Read the full article »
Well here we are again approaching another Earth Day which is April 22nd this year. For fun, I thought we’d do some trivia regarding Earth Day. Let’s see how much you know (or guess correctly). The answers are at the bottom…no peeking. Q. In what year was Earth Day created? 1969, 1970, 1971 or 1972 Q. Who is the founder of Earth Day? Lyndon B Johnson, Richard Nixon, Senator Al Gore or Senator Gaylord Nelson… Read the full article »
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Have you ever tried to order a taco salad, to-go? It is virtually impossible for food operators to get that shell into any sort of packaging that protects it from destruction. That is, it used to be virtually impossible to do so until one of our customers threw us the challenge. What resulted from that challenge is our 93888 high dome lid. What is unique about this lid is the steep side walls. It enabled our customer to place their… Read the full article »
Nobody ever claimed that working for a food packaging company was a glamorous detail. Generally speaking, most consumers really don’t know who makes the food packaging that carries their favorite to-go meal, dip, almonds or cup cake. But, after you work in the food packaging market for some time you start to spot packaging whenever you see it used in commercials. Especially if it is a package made by the company you work for. Here… Read the full article »
Initially I was going to entitle this blog entry as Foam Food Packaging Gets A Victory, but the more I thought about it, the real winner here is the consumer. In New York City, the appeals court upheld the New York State Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned NYC Mayor de Blasio’s ban on foam food service packaging. You can read about that here, but in a nutshell the Restaurant Action Alliance and the coalition of… Read the full article »
Being a company that produces products from foamed polystyrene, which is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam, we often get asked about recycling. There is a common misconception that foam polystyrene products can’t be recycled. Foam polystyrene can and is being recycled. Please keep in mind, just because your local municipality may not accept products that carry the recycle symbol does not mean it is not recyclable. Check out this awesome video from the good folks at Chick-Fil-A… Read the full article »