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Placon Awarded in 2012 SPE Thermoforming Parts Competition

Evolutions(TM), Placon's newest line of deli containers, wins award for innovation in thermoforming design

MADISON, WI - Placon, a major designer and manufacturer of custom and stock food, retail and medical device packaging products as well as recycled PETE materials, was recently honored with a Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division Award in the Roll-Fed Thin-Gauge category for its Evolutions Deli containers. The award was presented at the 2012 Thermoforming Conference held on September 23rd in Grand Rapids, MI. The prestigious contest for thermoformers focuses on the latest advances and innovations in thermoform applications and design.

The tamper-evident and resistant Evolutions containers are designed for ready-to-eat foods and offer high leak resistance, strength and clarity. The container's tight lid fit combined with a small lid flange that is turned downward and located below a small base perimeter rib provides strong tamper resistance. A corner tab snap is used to open the container, which, once opened, stays upright alerting retailers and consumers that the package has been opened.

With its slim perimeter profile and lid geometry, the packaging maximizes product visibility. The container's base bottom corners are radius fillets which add structural strength, and its tight, leak resistant 360° seal helps keep juices, sauces and other liquids securely contained.

Produced from EcoStar® environmentally responsible, food-grade recycled PETE, the containers contain up to 100% post-consumer recycled content. The high quality, sustainable containers are currently offered in base sizes ranging from 8 to 32 oz with one universal lid size available.

For more information, please contact Placon at 800.541.1635 or via email at


For over 45 years Placon has been a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative custom and stock thermoformed packaging products as well as quality, recycled flake and roll stock materials for the retail, food and medical markets. Continuously setting the bar in thermoformed packaging and environmentally conscious material solutions, Placon provides thermoformed packaging products that harness the power of tomorrow's technology and design to solve customers' challenges today. According to Plastic News, Placon ranks among the top 20 thermoformers in the U.S.

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