Non-refrigerated and ready-to-eat, tuna fish salad and other treats from German gourmet product manufacturer Appel are now being packed in plastic containers injection molded by Weidenhammer Plastic Packaging, with in-mold labeling and even embossing of the IML lids.
Commercial sales of the products in the plastic packaging began just last month. Weidenhammer Packaging Group is a longtime manufacturer of composite paperboard/metal containers but in the past years has invested to make a significant splash in the European rigid plastics packaging world. Appel is buying the plastics processor's PermaSafe packaging for it products.
Weidenhammer has combined in-mold labeling (IML) with embossed elements for the new Appel plastic containers. Six varieties of the new Appel "Snacks & Salads" products for hot or cold consumption were introduced this summer. This range is accompanied by four gourmet herring fillet specialties. All are transitioning from metal can packaging to the plastic tubs....