USA – US-based manufacturer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products, Pactiv Evergreen has introduced its new Tamper Evident Fry Cartons that provide a fully integrated packaging solution to foodservice operators.

The company has designed the patent-pending Fry Cartons with portability, safety and security in mind to cater to the delivery and takeaway markets.

The carton has a tamper-evident latch that must be torn to access the contents inside. This is designed to help increase food safety and consumer confidence.

The latch is also intended to help keep the food secure and prevent spillage during transport. The Fry Cartons also include a cross-ventilation system that aims to keep food hot and crunchy.

The company said that companies can use the cartons to display hot food ready for ‘grab-and-go’ consumption, as well as print their brand and message on the packaging in up to six colors.

“With the snack daypart on the rise, we recognized the need for packaging that provides an excellent off-premises dining experience,” said Erik Hoar, Pactiv Evergreen Foodservice Business Unit Sales Senior Director.

With our new Fry Cartons, operators can display hot food ready for grab-and-go consumption. The cartons’ unique shape, size and reclosable lid make them great for snacking on the go. Serving hot and crispy foods to-go has never been easier.”

The cartons are claimed to be ‘perfect’ for campus dining, delivery, concessions and recreation venues and meet ASTM D6868 requirements for commercial composability.

The Fry Cartons are made from Sentinel SBS Paperboard, which meets the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Certified Sourcing Standard.

Pactiv Evergreen’s Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer Lynn Dyer said: “From paperboard to final package, Pactiv Evergreen brings sustainability into focus throughout every step of the Carton’s production.”

“This fully integrated innovation represents our ability to be a holistic partner through streamlined manufacturing, supply chain, and product development. It’s been exciting to see Pactiv Evergreen’s people work together to bring this product to market.”

Last month, Pactiv Evergreen recorded US$1.49 billion in revenue for the first quarter (Q1) of the fiscal year 2022 (FY22), up by 28% from a year earlier.

Earlier this year, the company agreed to sell its carton packaging and filling machinery businesses in China, Korea and Taiwan to SIG for around US$335 million.

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