Inline Plastics has expanded its Essentials Platters line with the addition of seven new ready-to-serve options.
The clear, rectangle-shaped party platters are made with 10% post-consumer content, offering consumer solutions in a sustainable fashion, according to a news release.
“We wanted to offer a packaging solution for any event — from birthday parties to holiday gatherings to neighborhood cookouts,” Inline Plastics Chairman and CEO Tom Orkisz said in the release. “Just like our current round platter portfolio, these rectangular platters come in a wide range of options and provide exceptional clarity enabling the contents to take center stage. Consumers can go from the store directly to the party table.”
The Shelton, Conn.-based company said the new products also follow its commitment to sustainability initiatives. With the acquisition of a manufacturing plant in Gladwin, Mich., Inline Plastics will produce all-clear platters that do not have a black base. Eliminating carbon black materials eases sorting and processing during recycling, the release said.
“We try to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to environmental sustainability. Many brands still offer black packaging, however we at Inline switched to all clear products aiming to help the sorting and recycling process which struggle with black,” Orkisz said in the release. “With it, the entire Inline Plastics Essentials Platters line is recyclable, where recycling of plastic food containers is available, and an environmentally friendly choice for events and occasions where people gather to celebrate.”
The platters will be made with the company’s proprietary reborn rDPETTM high-performing, food-grade post-consumer recycled content material.
Essentials Platters are available with four to seven compartments, ranging from 40- to 142-ounce capacities. The products feature minimal ribbing for enhanced product visibility and sturdy design to keep food fresh and secure for consumers, the company said. For retailers, there are options designed for multilevel stacking, as well as reversable merchandising that provides a large, optimal food viewing window, according to the release.