International Paper single-use food packaging products now includes paper lids. The company announced the launch of new fiber-based lids, the first of its kind to be manufactured in North America, to fit many of the high-quality paper food containers produced by the Foodservice division. The one-piece container covers are specially designed with sustainability, ease of use, and branding possibilities in mind.
“More and more of customers are looking to take their environmental commitment one step further — they are looking for a total fiber package,” Vice President and General Manager of Foodservice, Tracy Pearson said. “The paper lid is a milestone for the North American food service market and our company, as we continue to seek out new and innovative ways we can enhance our overall sustainability efforts through fiber-based packaging.”
Marketplace trends are showing a stronger preference for products and packaging made from renewable and sustainable materials. The new paper lid is specially designed to use less material, weighing up to 45 percent less than other paper lids, which helps support customer sustainability and material reduction initiatives. The fiber used in producing the paper lid and food containers meets Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain-of-Custody standards, ensuring that both of these products come from renewable, responsibly managed sources.
For consumers on the go, hot or cold foods can be easily transported with the secure fit top to help protect against splashes, spills and leaks. Additionally, the unique pleated design allows hot foods to vent through the side and eliminates the need for vent holes on top for an uninterrupted, full coverage printing surface and additional billboard space for customized messaging and branding.
Customers looking for simple, generic lid solutions can take advantage of unprinted Carte Blanc or Translations stock design. Small quantities can be ordered online at www.javastock.com. More information about the Paper Lid is available online.
About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is one of the global leaders in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging along with uncoated papers and pulp. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 58,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2014 were $24 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com.
About IP Foodservice
Based in Memphis, Tenn., International Paper’s Foodservice business is a global marketer and manufacturer of single-use packaging for the foodservice industry. The company’s paper cups, food containers, plates and accessories are found in leading chain restaurants around the world. The company has a solid record of bringing innovative products and brands to market including Hold&Go, Cold&Go and ecotainer, a compostable product line made from fully renewable resources along with products made from FDA-compliant, post-consumer fiber. The foodservice business has operations in Kenton, Ohio, Shelbyville, Ill., Visalia, Calif., Shanghai and Tianjin China, Winsford, UK and Bogota, Colombia. For more information on our product, visit ipfoodservice.com.
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