Foam Apple Trays Improve Protection, Reduce Pack Times

Wayne, Pa. (June 28, 2016) - Foam apple trays from Dolco Packaging, a Tekni-Plex company, have been engineered to improve protection of the fruit in transit, as well as reduce pack times.

Dolco has designed the polystyrene foam trays so that they can go directly from the shipping case to display, without the fruit having to be removed and restacked. Because the apples are displayed against a black foam background, they stand out visually, which helps draw consumer attention to retail displays.

Dolco foam trays feature a smooth inner/outer surface. This means that the fruit is cradled comfortably, which helps improve yield. Dolco apple trays do not require a polyethylene foam pad in between layers to protect against abrasion. They can be stacked with the fruit in direct contact with the bottom of the foam tray on top of it. The result is improved efficiency for packing houses via reduced labor, material and inventory cost savings.

“The growers we work with spend a significant amount of effort producing attractive apples. Therefore, we wanted to create an apple tray that wouldn’t compromise the fruit’s appearance during the last part of the journey to retail,” said Randy Stefanchik, national sales director, Dolco.

The patented design also features built-in channels and drainage holes to allow moisture run-off in hot/humid climates. Four tray types (Standard Apple Tray, Cell Pack, Euro Cell Pack and Euro Tray) in multiple sizes are available.

About Dolco Packaging

Dolco Packaging is the leading manufacturer of polystyrene foam and PET containers for the egg, agricultural, food and food service markets. With five manufacturing facilities across the United States, Dolco is the number one supplier of foam egg cartons domestically. For more information visit

About Tekni-Plex, Inc.

Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverage, consumer and specialty-product markets. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pa. and operates 29 manufacturing sites across nine countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit

Media Contacts:

Randy Stefanchik

Dolco Packaging

+1 (908) 566-1211

Sophia Dilberakis

SD Communications

+1 (954) 563-2600

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