Every foodservice and retail operator works hard to build a good reputation. The OctaView® Supreme’s features protect that reputation and support consumer preferences
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) March 5, 2010
InnoWare Plastic, Inc. announces the launch of its microwavable OctaView® Supreme line of hinged foodservice containers featuring an industry-unique, tear-away lid. InnoWare’s first-to-market technology gives consumers the option of separating the lid from the base for easier dining. The lids can be re-secured on the base for leftovers. No other microwavable food packaging product offers this consumer-convenience combined with the operational benefits of a one-piece container.
Foodservice industry research from Technomic shows that 43% of today’s carry-out and prepared-meal consumers typically re-heat food in the container instead of transferring food to a plate. InnoWare developed the OctaView® Supreme line with special features that support this preference to help foodservice and grocery operators appeal to on-the-go consumers.
According to InnoWare’s Chairman and CEO, Nick Clementi, “The tear-away lid is a convenience consumers appreciate, especially when eating hot food. Operationally, the OctaView is a hinged item with one SKU, which helps operators manage costs as they require less storage space and are easier to handle than two-piece containers. Additionally, hinged containers minimize inventory shrink due to the loss of either lids or bases.”
Specific features built in to the OctaView® Supreme’s lids provide valuable consumer and operator benefits:
- Vents that help to preserve food freshness, prevent steam buildup, and continue to function when the containers are stacked.
- An added anti-fog ingredient that minimizes moisture build-up and helps to maintain a clear view of container contents. This feature also helps to reduce operational errors when filling orders.
- Airtight Leak Guard closures that prevent spills and leakage during transport.
- An EZ Close design that help operators save time when packing food items or ready-made meals.
“If operators can save just one second every time they close a container, the labor dollars saved can add up quickly.” said Clementi.
The containers are made from Advanta™, the company’s proprietary polypropylene blend made with up to 13% less plastic than standard polypropylene — a meaningful source reduction.
The Advanta™ blend provides improved rigidity and better temperature maintenance than standard polypropylene. The blend makes the OctaView® Supreme bases more durable, cut and crush resistant than standard polypropylene containers. It also enhances the line’s superior stacking capabilities which allow operators to use fewer carry-out bags.
“Every foodservice and retail operator works hard to build a good reputation. The OctaView® Supreme’s features protect that reputation and support consumer preferences,” concludes Clementi.
InnoWare’s Microwavable OctaView® Supreme line is available in three sizes with depth configuration options. A three-compartment option is also available to help operators manage portion control and food costs without compromising quality.
InnoWare’s OctaView® Supreme line is complimented by its trendy square shaped, two-piece Expressions® Advanta™ line. The Expressions® Advanta™ line bases are configured to also fit InnoWare’s PETE Expressions® lids--giving operators a glossy, crystal clear lid option for superior merchandising.
About InnoWare Plastic, Inc.
InnoWare Plastic, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high quality foodservice and to-go packaging. InnoWare offers material options for every foodservice application including sustainable PLA (ECO), PETE, Polypropylene, and Polystyrene. InnoWare’s trend setting dual-color hinged and two-piece containers can be customized and embossed to enhance brand recognition. Based in Georgia, InnoWare Plastic products are manufactured in the USA.
For more information: http://www.innowareinc.com.
Contact: Hanna Sjolund