Peanut packaging wins plastics prize

Sonoco Australia Pty Ltd
Friday, 01 November, 2013

A PET blow-moulded package for Planters peanuts has won Sonoco Plastics first place in the advanced food packaging applications category of the first annual Parts Competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers29th Annual Blow Molding Conference.

“We are honoured to win this inaugural award for our blow-moulded plastic bottle for Planters Peanuts,” said Steve Gendreau, division vice president and general manager, Blow Molding. “This award clearly demonstrates Sonoco Plastics’ commitment to satisfy our customers with innovative and sustainable solutions that meet their needs.”

The award-winning package is a blow-moulded plastic jar for Planters peanuts, which replaced the brand’s 16- and 20-ounce glass jars. The durable, lightweight plastic option met all of Planters’ performance targets for capacity, clarity and shelf life but weighed 84% less than the original packaging. Additionally, the Planters plastic peanut packaging is 100% recyclable and non-BPA.

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