HOT OFF THE PRESS: THE PLATINUM PACKAGING GROUP MAKES ANOTHER INVESTMENT INTO SUPERIOR CONVERTING TECHNOLOGY
The Platinum Packaging Group (PPG) introduced our new ECO LINE in 2019. Our new line of PET films addresses a growing demand for recyclable packaging that is comprised of recycled content. The PLATSEAL ECO LINE of films enables us to produce a PET film with a minimum of 35% post-consumer recycled PET in its composition.
This technology is currently available in our ovenable PLATSEAL Overwrap HSPET line. Our long-term plan is to introduce this into the line of PET-coated PLATSEAL GP lidding films as well. This is part of PPG’s long-term, demonstrated commitment to preserve and protect the environment by providing recyclable packaging options. Our PLATSEAL ECO LINE polyester films are a major part of our vision to help end plastic waste and grow recyclable packaging technology.
We chose 35% recycled content to match the current PET recycling rate in North America while also providing a sustainable supply chain. Our eco friendly films reduce our carbon footprint, removes plastic from our landfills, and contributes to a circular economy.
For cold overwrap applications, we now offer PLATWRAP Cold PLA compostable overwrap. This is derived from plants and composts that are transformed into carbon dioxide and water in less than 90 days.
There is a push for a national plastics tax on virgin plastic in the United States Senate. There is a proposal for a 20 cents per lb tax to boost the use of recycled materials and hold the plastics industry more accountable, starting at 10 cents a lb in 2022 and increasing to 20 cents per lb in 2024. This would apply to single use plastics including beverage containers, bags and food service containers.
The new PLATSEAL ECO LINE of films closes the loop for using post-consumer packaging. This offers the ‘perfect choice’ in terms of a sustainable packaging solution in the market.
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The Platinum Packaging Group continuously strives to make sure we represent North American-based companies and products made in the USA.
Our goals are to provide quality American products, like overwrap film, for the American market and fulfill the needs of the overseas markets in some cases. While many other companies see this as cost-prohibitive, we focus on the benefits of products made in the U.S. and Canada and the moral obligation we feel to the American workforce.
These benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Reliably made products
- Consistent production
- High quality materials
- No price fluctuations due to tariffs
- Better lead times
- A chance to stimulate the North American economy
Most of our packaging machinery is produced right here in North America. For example, our Tray Sealers and Horizontal Overwrappers are made in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Our custom material handling machinery is made in Carson City, Nevada while our In Line and Rotary Cup Fillers are fabricated in Fresno, California. Our Vertical Baggers and free-standing fillers are manufactured both in Canada.
When it comes to supplies, we are just as committed to products made in the North America. We source Dupont lidding films from Virginia Beach, Virginia and Ovenable Polyester films from Bloomfield, New York. Our PlatForm thermoformed hot and cold trays are manufactured in Los Angeles, California and Rogers, Minnesota.
While supporting the Platinum Buy American policy, we are also able to support North American environmentally friendly products too.
From Cold Overwrap and Ovenable compostable trays made from corn and Heatable PET films made from recycled 20oz soda bottle to Heatable CPET trays made from up to 70% recycled content, we choose responsibly with North American-made products.
We are committed to continued support of the American economy and its people in every way possible.
Visit this link to learn more about our overwrap film products, Premium Quality Recyclable Film Applications, our sustainability commitment and more.
Skip the grocery store and explore the wide range of family meal options you can have delivered to your door.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for companies that provide Home Replacement Meal kits, such as Blue Apron, Fresh Express and Factor 75. These companies and other similar organizations have all have seen a massive increase in demand to supply American and Canadian homebound consumers.
Safely prepared nutritional meals are produced in local central commissaries that service a local demographic. To meet the ever-growing demand requires a wider choice of menu items while increasing labor costs are incurred to fulfill prepack needs.
The Platinum Packaging Group offers packaging machinery such as in-line and rotary fill and sealing cup machines—all built in the USA, including:
Fill a cup
Seal a cup
Cap a cup
All are within a 6 ft x 6 ft footprint and offer exact portioning, as well as an extension of shelf life. Between 1500 to 2000 containers can be packaged per hour.
Stainless steel materials ensure that washdown machines are fully sanitizable.
Factor 75, a renowned company that provides fresh meal delivery services, recently purchased three of our specialty machines: The company produces 30K portion pack meals per day. Factor 75’s Labor costs will drop considerably with the introduction of these new machines.
See our 3 Up Filling RM 36 machine in action by clicking here.
Each machine is capable of packaging 90 containers per minute!
Our Packaging Machinery is Practical and Profitable.
The Platinum Packaging Group has been selling such machinery for more than two decades. Acting as a Manufacturer’s Agent, we offer fair pricing with a high Return on Investment (ROI).
In addition to Rotary and In-Line fillers, our expertise includes Horizontal Wrapper, Filled Entree Tray Sealers, Vertical Baggers and scales, as well as Custom Applications.
Our line of PLATSEAL specialty lidding and horizontal/vertical films offers a True System Approach.
Visit this link to learn more about the Pre-Pack Meal Kit Packaging Machinery options we offer.
Lifelong Community Feeding program and The Platinum Packaging Group collaborated to find a solution to provide prepackaged nutritional meals to the local Pacific Northwest community. Whether a customer seeks high-quality printed film or delivery bags, we strive to find the perfect offering to meet their needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for complete transformation of how prepackaged meals are being provided to society, from school nutrition programs to senior feeding and beyond.
In fact, the whole food manufacturing / food service industry has changed dramatically over the last 18 months. The changes are widespread and wide-ranging. Food Safety is now of paramount importance in the pre- and post-covid world!
No more open, self-service salad bars in supermarket produce sections. No more open containers served to our kids in school cafeterias. No more bakery items served to you straight from the display case at your friendly neighborhood Starbucks.
Some members of our community experience food insecurity and are hungry every single day, whether homeless, elderly or sick. These groups simply need help!
The Lifelong Community Program located in Seattle, Washington
Lifelong.org is a non-profit organization that delivers food, housing, and health services to people living with chronic illnesses. Lifelong came to The Platinum Packaging Group with the goal of providing a suitable food packaging program. With the sale of a 10-foot Platinum Series 60 tray sealer, they can now prep up to 60 trays per minute, amounting to 3000 per hour.
The actual packaging is comprised of a recyclable paperboard tray and film lidding offering. This makes it possible to provide a nutritious entrée in a completely sustainable package.
The Platinum Packaging Group offers a variety of ways to provide prepackaged meals to serve every group in need. We offer everything from food delivery and handling thermal delivery bags to high quality sealable lidding and wrapping films.
Click here to learn about our many packaging options, including thermal bags, printed film and more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for complete transformation of retail food packaging in the United States. From food delivery and handling to lidding and wrapping films, it’s a new frontier for the entire industry.
The changes have been widespread and wide-ranging. No more open, self-service salad bars in supermarket produce sections. No more open containers served to our kids in school cafeterias. No more bakery items served to you straight from the display case at your friendly neighborhood Starbucks.
The Platinum Packaging Group is now working with the wholesale bakery supplier for 7-11 convenience stores in 15 states across the United States.
Fresh bakery products are delivered daily to each 7-11 franchise throughout the country. Due to more stringent safety standards, it is now required that the products arrive prewrapped.
In the warm, moist environment of a bakery, fresh baked goods generate condensation once they are wrapped. The moisture can affect the quality of the product once delivered to a store. This became a problem for 7-11, convenience stores, coffee shops and other establishments that serve fresh bakery products procured from a bakery.
The Platinum Packaging Group team introduced pre-perforated polypropylene wrapping film to provide a solution to this problem. While providing added food safety, this innovative packaging solution allows condensation and moisture to escape from the bag so that the quality of these baked goods is preserved. The pre-perforated polypropylene wrapping film also extends shelf life and provides the consumer with a better tasting product.
The Platinum Packaging Group offers perforation technology for lidding films, overwrap (as outlined above) and many types of vertical and horizontal roll stock. Applications vary from controlling respiration in produce to affecting moisture retention and escape in hot applications. With the correct hole size and frequency, products can actually be crisped when heated or microwaved as well.
The Platinum Packaging Group’s various perforation technologies means we can offer sophisticated solutions for extending shelf life, steam release gas or water vapor transmission rate control. View more information on our comprehensive packaging services and solutions, from lidding and wrapping film to providing logistical and warehousing support.
PPG recently partnered with a national packaging distributor to offer a large chain retailer wholesaler an immediate solution of ‘top seal lidding’ for an outer carton cardboard bulk box.
This US-based purveyor of produce was having serious issues with the packaging of their high-quality tomatoes. Keeping the package fresh was a major challenge. The vegetables were packaged with shrink film in a cardboard outer bulk case. Instead of protecting the freshness and shelf life of four pounds of perishable tomatoes, this packaging option led to condensation and caused premature aging. The case’s lack of stack-ability also hindered merchandising functionality.
The Platinum Packaging Group had the perfect solution—our proprietary PLATSEAL Lidding.
Heat sealed to a cardboard bulk box was our first commercial offering in the US. Our peelable lidding film is hole punched in-house, resulting in breathable packaging that protects perishables while providing better stack-ability.
Problem Solved!!! Click here to see this solution in effect.
Our unique range of specialty sealable film lidding offers flexible packaging solutions for a wide variety of needs. For either hot or cold applications, we can offer two technologies coated and/or extruded lidding (top seal) films. Substrates can vary from both plastic and paper containers.
Our PLATSEAL laminates provide a more economical approach for refrigerated items such as salad dressing, dips and pre-made foods. PLATSCRIBE, our resealable film, is a groundbreaking product that provides complete reseal-ability for any packaging application. If you need an unparalleled barrier for dairy and cultured product applications, our PLATFOIL Die-Cut Aluminum Foil & PET Plastic Lids provides exceptional protection.
Our solutions protect your products—and your bottom line.
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