August 18, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich., August 18, 2008 – Fabri-Kal Corporation, a leading provider of foodservice disposables, has announced a new addition to its Greenware® family of environmentally-friendly packaging. Greenware portion cups and matching lids are now available in 2-, 3.25-, and 4-oz. sizes.
Fabri-Kal’s Greenware products are made from NatureWorks® biopolymer, a polylactic acid (PLA) resin derived entirely from plants instead of oil. The products are created from domestically-grown plants and are manufactured in the U.S.A. Made entirely from natural and renewable resources, Greenware products are compostable and are a sustainable solution in foodservice packaging.
Greenware portion cups are crystal clear and offer complete product visibility. Made from a durable material unsusceptible to flavor or odor transfer, Greenware portion cups feature a smooth rolled rim providing a leak-resistant and snap-fit lid application and removal.
“Fabri-Kal is a leading provider of environmentally-friendly packaging to the foodservice industry. These new portion cups help to broaden our line of Greenware packaging, which already includes a full line of cold drink cups and lids,” said John Kittredge, vice president of marketing, Fabri-Kal. “We are proud to provide products that are focused on helping the environment and are made right here in the U.S.A.”
Fabri-Kal’s Greenware cold drink cups were the first available American-made drink cups manufactured from NatureWorks biopolymer. Currently available in seven sizes ranging from 7 to 24 oz. with flat and dome lids to match, Greenware drink cups feature a large printable surface suitable for custom branding opportunities. Since launching in 2004, Greenware cold drink cups have been used by hundreds of operators to support their environmental initiatives.
Fabri-Kal provides additional assistance to foodservice establishments promoting their environmental leadership through their use of Greenware products by providing posters, stickers, and table tents free of charge that communicate the Greenware story. In addition, Greenware cold drink cups are available in an attractive stock-printed design with no print minimums. Stock-printed portion cups will be available soon. The Greenware stock print program draws on the established imagery and phrases of the Greenware brand to ensure operators a consistent “green” messaging campaign.
Greenware portion and cold drink cups are ideal for serving fresh foods and beverages in applications up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit and when protected from direct sunlight. Greenware products are certified by the Biodegradable Plastics Institute (BPI) to meet international standard ASTM 6400 for compostability in actively managed municipal or commercial facilities, where they are available.
Fabri-Kal is one of the largest converters of NatureWorks biopolymer in the foodservice industry. Greenware products support Fabri-Kal’s mission to create products in an environmentally responsible manner. Fabri-Kal is currently refurnishing a 400,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo to be LEED certified.
Fabri-Kal is a leading provider of plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions. As one of the largest thermoformers in North America, Fabri-Kal’s customer base includes thousands of foodservice operators and dozens of consumer product manufacturers. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., and in continuous operation since 1950, Fabri-Kal employs more than 800 people in five manufacturing, printing and warehousing facilities throughout the United States. More information about Fabri-Kal may be found at the company’s website, www.f-k.com.
NatureWorks® is a trademark of NatureWorks LLC.