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Novolex Makes Plastic Foodservice Packaging Sustainable

May 15, 2019

Consumers’ appetite for the convenience of eat-at-home restaurant food continues. The overall foodservice packaging market is projected to grow from $62.6 billion in 2016 to $84.3 billion by 2021, a CAGR of 5.2% over the period 2017-2022, according to a report from Markets and Markets. The study notes that an increase in regulations is giving preference to recyclable materials, which partly explains why some plastics are falling out of favor in lieu of more suitable alternatives, especially paper products. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder

Novolex (Hartsville, SC) is a foodservice packaging vendor specializing in sustainable options that offers both paper and plastics product, particularly for food takeout and delivery. The company’s Adrianne Tipton, Ph.D., vice president of innovation and a plastic and paper industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in R&D, serves as a guide through a selection of the company’s plastics portfolio with an emphasis on newer products. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder

First up are Load & Fold and Load & Seal Tamper Evident bags for home delivery. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder

In working toward improved prepared and grocery food delivery for third-party delivery services, convenience stores, grocery stores and quick and limited-serve restaurants, Novolex developed products to keep food safe in transport and preserve food quality, while also reducing the amount of waste associated with shipping and handling. These recyclable bags are designed with tamper-evident closures for food safety while maintaining heat and food  Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder

Load & Fold was introduced in 2018 and Load & Seal in 2019. Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder

“There have been extensive trials and interest for both products in this line,” says Tipton. “These are in test with several large- and medium-size foodservice and retail customers. Novolex is also receiving interest from many global customers that request pricing quotes and trials.” Game supply and game card sleeve and trading card sleeve and soft card holder