A trip though the local grocery store easily demonstrates the many attributes of plastic thermoformed packaging for food display, protection, and preparation. Beginning in the bakery, a variety of thermoformed containers are utilized for cakes, muffins and cookies. The deli area provides ready-to-eat salads, meat and cheese spreads, rotisserie chickens, pre-packaged lunchmeats, take-out containers, and sandwich wedges. Over in the meat section you’ll find both foam and rigid atmospheric packaging for the various cuts of steaks, ground beef, and in the dairy, both thermoformed egg cartons and yogurt containers. The fresh food section displays berries, tomatoes, lettuce and grapes in rigid, clear thermoformed containers so shoppers can see the freshness. And a variety of shelf-stable, oven ready and microwaveable choices are in thermoformed packages. By the time you reach the specialty and gourmet section you will see virtually every shape and size of thermoformed package design one could imagine; and this is only a sample of thermoformed products for food packaging.
This multitude of thermoformed food packaging is produced on Brown Machine's continuous thermoforming machines, trim presses and tooling in arrays available up to 64” x 64” from polypropylene, APET, RPET, OPS, PLA, HIPS, CPET, polystyrene foam, multi-layer barrier, and other specialty materials. Thermoforming machine configurations include production from roll stock,in-line extrusion and hot-sheet applications with either rule/forge die or match metal trim.
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