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Pöppelmann launches new To Go packaging solution

Lattice structure for snack tomato bucket

Pöppelmann Famac has presented a packaging for snack tomatoes that truly impresses everyone, with material savings of up to 30%. The snack tomato bucket, a form of packaging that has proven its worth in the food trade, is now available in a resource-saving and visually even more attractive design: Pöppelmann Famac presents a transparent plastic bucket with a colored handle and a capacity of 870 ml.

The new snack vegetable packaging / Image: Pöppelmann Famac

The bucket is manufactured by injection molding and has a grid structure. Material savings of up to 30% can be achieved. With a weight of only 21 g, the packaging is significantly lighter than its full-surface prototypes. Nevertheless, the bucket has the required rigidity, and the grid structure also allows for optimized ventilation of the food when refrigerated.

Decorated through IML
If desired, the packaging can already be provided with a preprinted label during the in-mold labeling (IML) process, which is connected to the bucket in an inseparable unit and thus securely fixed and resistant to moisture and temperature. The new lattice structure bucket is closed with a lid made of virgin fiber cardboard, which can be printed on. Overall, the packaging proves to be particularly economical overall: The reduced use of materials not only saves resources. The lower weight also reduces logistics costs and DSD fees and reduces CO2 emissions during transport.

The Pöppelmann team at this year's Fruit Logistica

Interdisciplinary project of two specialists
The latticed snack tomato bucket was created in a cooperation of Pöppelmann Famac and Merulin Gartenbauservice. As a competent and experienced manufacturer of food packaging, Pöppelmann took over the professional and rapid development of the design - supported by in-house services such as rapid prototyping for the production of prototypes in 3D printing - through to series production by injection molding. As a specialist for horticultural needs, Merulin supported by extensive industry know-how and was advised for the project by its own customer from tomato production. The first customers have already switched to the snack tomato bucket from Pöppelmann Famac, so that the first examples can already be found in the food retail trade.

For more information:
Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG
Kunststoffwerk – Werkzeugbau
Postfach 11 60 – 49378 Lohne
Bakumer Str. 73 – 49393 Lohne
Tel.: 0 44 42 / 982-0
Fax: 0 44 42 / 982-112

MERULIN Gartenbauservice GmbH & Co. KG
Florastraße 2-6
47608 Geldern-Walbeck
Tel.: 02831 / 9779 - 0
Fax: 02831 / 9779 - 210  

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