The closure on a yogurt package can serve as an attractive billboard for the product, but more than anything, it has to keep the product in the container.
Super Store Industries, Stockton, Calif., addressed both concerns when it upgraded its yogurt packaging last year to include a foil heat seal with a clear HDPE lid.
The company had been using recessed lids, but ran into some problems during shipping.
“We have a co-packed product we were shipping to all 50 states,” says Kelly Olds, the company’s v.p. of operations. “When they went over the Rocky Mountains there tended to be some weeping, and you would end up with sticky packages.”