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February 1, 2024
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Packaging sustainability hinges largely on the material used. What if highly sustainable foodservice containers were made more convenient by making them hinged?
That’s the reasoning behind a new line of molded pulp (aka fiber) hinged containers and portion cups for foodservice from Sabert Corp.
“As demand grows for sustainable food packaging, we engineered our pulp hinged containers and portion cups to provide the ideal blend of convenience and quality while also being better for the environment,” says Stephny Halstead, VP of marketing and new product development, Sabert. “Our long-standing commitment to sustainability ensures we continue to help reduce food waste and ensure food is delivered to consumers safely and sustainably.”
The containers are suitable for a variety of food including chicken wings, sandwiches, quesadillas, and more.
Sourced from renewable materials including wood fiber as seen in the video of the process above, the recyclable molded pulp products extend the supplier’s popular line of sustainable and compostable products with a design that better meets the needs of foodservice operators and customers. Benefits include…
Easy opening/closing hinged design for consumers and operators;
Strong, robust lock prevents leaks and spills during delivery;
Perforated lids tear away easily for table-ready dining on-the-go;
Durable construction ensures safe transport for takeout and delivery;
Resistance to moisture, oil, and grease for a mess-free dining experience;
Made with PFAS-free pulp and are commercially compostable.
Chris Howell, the company’s director of product management, tells Packaging Digest that “the initial line features six items including three-compartment options.”
The pulp portion cups are designed to serve an assortment of dips and sauces including ketchup, salsa, or dressings. They offer benefits include…
Perfect accommodation for individual portions and small servings;
Availability in the three popular sizes;
Stackable and secure lid fit available in pulp or clear PET;
No-leak assurance to better keep dips and sauces securely contained.
The hinged pulp containers have been favorably received.
“Early customer feedback has been highly positive,” reports Howell. “We are hyper-focused on continuing to develop best-in-class sustainable solutions for our customers.”
About the Author(s)
Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday
Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-408-7184.
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