Oct 6, 2014
 
Placon’s Medical Packaging Division, Barger, Launches a Redesigned Website with Personality
 

ELKHART, IN (OCTOBER 6, 2014) – The new BargerPkg.com site is all about the user. The easy to navigate, responsive site, renders easily on mobile devices and tablets with touch-friendly functionality. While the new design has a clean look, important to a company operating certified Class 8 clean rooms, it’s not “cold” thanks to the […]

 
 
 
May 28, 2014
 
Unique, Tamper-Evident Plastic Clamshell Picks up a Prestigious IOPP AmeriStar Packaging Design Award for Rigid Plastics Thermoformer Placon
 

Earning three Ameristar packaging awards in two years, Placon, an innovative designer and thermoformer of custom and stock packaging for the retail, medical and food markets, is continuing to earn high marks for its creative, economical and safe packaging designs. With a 20% overall reduction in the size of its footprint, the Hypertherm consumables’ packaging, […]

 
 
 
May 20, 2014
 
New, Recycled Post-Consumer PET Thermoformed Food Containers Put the Spotlight on Fresh, Grab-and-Go Foods
 

MADISON, WI (May 20, 2014) – Combining an eco-friendly recycled material and tamper-evident design with revealing package clarity, Placon, a leading North American designer and manufacturer of high-quality custom and stock plastic packaging, has combined market-driven features into its Crystal Seal reFresh packaging line. From fresh cut fruit and vegetables, sandwiches, cookies to single slices […]

 
 
 
May 1, 2014
 
Rigid Packaging Thermoformer, Placon, Acquires Injection Molder, Plastic Packaging Corporation
 

MADISON, WI (May 1, 2014) – Placon, one of the leading custom and stock rigid thermoformed packaging designers and manufacturers in North America announced today that it is has completed the acquisition of privately-held, West Springfield, MA rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corporation. Founded in 1954 by Fred Weiss, Plastic Packaging Corporation (PPC) is […]

 
 
 
Jul 18, 2013
 
Placon Supports Wisconsin Business’ Environmental Efforts by Joining the Green Tier Program
 

Placon, a leading North American designer and manufacturer of custom and stock thermoformed packaging, with an extensive line of recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) sheet, is proud to announce its participation in Wisconsin Department of National Resources’ (DNR) Green Tier program. Placon has a long history of environmental stewardship with numerous advancements in PET recycling. In […]

 
 
 
Jun 5, 2013
 
Placon Packaging Design Innovation Scores IOPP AmeriStar Awards in the Health and Beauty and Medical Device Categories
 

MADISON, WI (June 19, 2013) – Placon, a leading North American designer and thermoformer of custom plastic packaging for the retail, medical and food markets, with an extensive line of stock products and environmentally-friendly extruded PET sheet, was honored to receive two Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) AmeriStar awards for its Gillette Venus & Olay […]

 
 
 
May 21, 2013
 
Placon’s Easy-Open Blister Lands Coveted DuPont Award for Gillette Venus & Olay Packaging Design
 

MADISON, WI (May 17, 2013) – Placon, a leading North American designer and thermoformer of custom packaging for the retail, medical and food markets, with an extensive line of stock products and environmentally-friendly extruded PET sheet, has received a DuPont Gold Award for its innovative Gillette Venus & Olay package. “The DuPont Awards for Packaging […]

 
 
 
May 17, 2013
 
New Design for Placon’s Rotisserie Chicken Container Reduces Reliance on Petroleum-Based Resins
 

MADISON, WI (March 14, 2013) – Placon, a leader in the design and manufacture of custom and stock thermoformed food packaging products and recycled PET materials has redesigned its market-leading HomeFresh® Rotisserie Chicken Container to reduce its overall usage of petroleum-based resins. An industry staple, Placon’s patented 2-piece container has led the rotisserie chicken packaging […]

 
 
 
May 14, 2013
 
Placon’s New Line of Plastic Disposable Catering Trays and Bowls Let Caterers Deliver, Present and Recycle with Ease
 

MADISON, WI (May 14, 2013) – Manufactured with EcoStar® food-safe recycled PET, Placon, a leading North American designer and thermoformer of custom and stock food packaging, is proud to introduce its new Fresh ‘n Clear™ plastic catering tray and bowl line at the 2013 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago. The sleek black, crush […]

 
 
 
Apr 16, 2013
 
Placon Tamper-Evident, Recyclable Containers Put Consumer Food Packaging Safety Top of Mind
 

MADISON, WI (April 16, 2013) – Especially designed to incorporate safety and sustainability in one package, Placon’s new Crystal Seal® Tamper-Evident plastic thermoformed food containers are 100% recyclable with a patent-pending feature that helps minimize the potential of food tampering. The Tamper-Evident containers by Placon, a leading North American designer and thermoformer of custom and […]

 
 
 
Mar 26, 2013
 
Barger Talks Universal Packaging for Medical Components in PMP News Magazine
 

ELKHART, IN (March 26, 2013) – With large potential cost savings seen in terms of capital investment, warehousing space and internal resources, Barger, a turnkey designer and manufacturer of complete medical device and component packaging systems, has turned single thermoformed clamshells into universal packaging housing hundreds of SKUs for a number of customers. In this […]

 
 
 
Mar 21, 2013
 
EcoStar PET Recycling and Sheet Extrusion Facility Featured in March’s Plastics Technology Magazine
 

MADISON, WI (March 21, 2013) – Pushing beyond industry standards in packaging design and sustainability is nothing new for Placon, a leader in the design and manufacture of custom and stock thermoformed products as well as recycled PET extruded sheet. In this month’s Plastics Technology feature article “Sheet Operation Closes Loop on PET Recycling”, the […]

 
 
 
Feb 15, 2013
 
New Anti-Fog Lids for Recycled PET Containers Gives Cold Deli Foods Clear Shelf Impact
 

MADISON, WI (February 15, 2013) – Continuing to expand and enhance its food packaging lines, Placon, a top US thermoformer of custom and stock food containers, retail and medical device packaging as well as recycled PET materials, announced that it is currently rolling out its new anti-fog lid technology on its entire line of PET […]

 
 
 
Oct 30, 2012
 
Placon Debuts Medical Division’s New Brand Identity at Pack Expo 2012
 

MADISON, WI (October 30, 2012) – Placon, a leading US thermoformer of custom and stock retail and food, medical packaging products as well as recycled PET materials, unveiled its new corporate rebranding effort for its medical division at Pack Expo 2012. Effective immediately, all Placon medical will be marketed under the Barger™ (formerly referred to […]

 
 
 
Oct 23, 2012
 
Placon Makes Convenience Profitable for Delis with New Fresh ‘n Clear Multi-Compartment Bowls
 

MADISON, WI (October 23, 2012) – With time being a precious commodity in most households today, the convenience of purchasing pre-cut fruits and veggies is a given. Placon, a top 20 US thermoformer of custom and stock food, retail and medical device packaging as well as recycled PET materials is continuing to meet consumers’ demands […]

 
 
 
Oct 5, 2012
 
Placon Awarded in 2012 SPE Thermoforming Parts Competition
 

MADISON, WI (October 5, 2012) – Placon, a major designer and manufacturer of custom and stock food, retail and medical device packaging products as well as recycled PETE materials, was recently honored with a Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division Award in the Roll-Fed Thin-Gauge category for its Evolutions Deli containers. The award was […]

 
 
 
Sep 28, 2012
 
Placon to Unveil Innovative Tooling Design Project at Pack Expo 2012
 

MADISON, WI (September 28, 2012) – Placon, a top 20 US thermoformer of thin-gauge rigid plastic packaging according to Plastics News, will be showcasing and discussing one of its most innovative packaging projects to date at this year’s Pack Expo event. The package, created for a Fortune 100 client, represents some of the most unique […]

 
 
 
Aug 23, 2012
 
EcoStar® Plastics Makes Great Strides In PET Thermoform Recycling And Extrusion
 

MADISON, WI (August 23, 2012) – EcoStar, a Placon® company, is continuing to make headway in the recycling and production of quality RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) thermoform flake and extruded PET sheet. The 70,000 sq ft EcoStar facility is dedicated to recycling PETE by reclaiming both plastic bottles and thermoforms and turning them into premium […]

 
 
 
Jun 29, 2012
 
Recycled Deli Containers Tout Tamper Tab
 

Plastics News recently featured Placon’s Evolutions™ line of deli containers. Click to read “Recycled deli containers tout tamper tab” as seen in Plastics News.

 
 
 
May 18, 2012
 
Placon Introduces New Line of Tamper Evident Deli Containers Made with 100% Recycled PETE
 

MADISON, WI (May 18, 2012) – With the growing demand for deli containers manufactured with recycled content, Placon Corporation of Madison, WI now offers Evolutions™, a new line of environmentally responsible deli containers that feature tamper-evident lids with tight-fitting, high performance seals assuring maximum product freshness. The Evolutions deli line features easy open/easy close recyclable […]

 
 
 
Nov 1, 2011
 
Placon Corporation Strengthens Position as Leading Provider of Medical Packaging with Acquisition of Barger Packaging
 

MADISON, WI (November 1, 2011) – Placon Corporation of Madison, Wisconsin announces the acquisition of Barger Packaging, Inc., a thermoform manufacturer of packaging for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. With the acquisition, family-owned Placon becomes one of the top three medical thermoformers in the U.S. “Barger has a strong reputation in the industry for its […]

 
 
 
May 9, 2011
 
Placon Introduces New Line of Bakery Containers Made with EcoStar Food Grade RPET
 

MADISON , WI (May 9, 2011) In response to a growing demand for food-grade plastic containers made with recycled material, Placon Corporation of Madison, WI now offers Dimensions™ Bakery, a complete line of bakery containers with up to 100% post-consumer recycled content and exceptional clarity. The crystal clear EcoStar food-grade Recycled PET in the Dimensions […]

 
 
 
May 4, 2011
 
Placon Opens $14 Million Recycling Facility for Post-Consumer Bottles and Thermoforms
 

FITCHBURG, WI (May 4, 2011)—Placon Corporation, a thermoformer and plastic sheet extruder, announces the opening of its EcoStar® closed-loop recycling facility. Placon becomes one of the first thermoforming companies in the food and consumer packaging industry to implement its own in-house recycling to process post-consumer bottles as well as thermoforms. With this new 70,000 square […]

 
 
 
Jan 20, 2011
 
Placon Awarded ISO 14001 Certification
 

Madison, Wisconsin, January 3, 2011 — Placon today announced that it has obtained certification to ISO 14001:2004, the international standard that specifies a process for controlling and improving an organization’s environmental performance. Awarded by BSI Management System, one of the world’s largest certification bodies, for Placon’s environmental management system, this ISO 14001 certification covers all […]

 
 
 
Oct 8, 2010
 
Introducing an Innovative New PET High Barrier Material with Environmental and Cost Benefits
 

MADISON, WI (October 7, 2010) Placon Corporation of Madison, WI recently introduced the Ecostar® HB 4000, a high barrier food-grade PET. What does this mean to retailers? Extended shelf life resulting in considerable cost savings, and the ability to recycle with no negative impact on the recycling stream. Ecostar® HB 4000 is a unique, multi-layer […]

 
 
 
May 12, 2010
 
Placon Announces Sheet Extruder And Recycling Facility
 

FITCHBURG, WI (May 12, 2010) – Placon Corporation, a thermoformer and plastic sheet extruder, announced today that it will construct a closed-loop recycling facility to grind and wash post-consumer bottles and thermoforms for processing into its EcoStar™ sheet products. The company is reducing the total carbon footprint by bringing the material supply chain closer to […]

 
 
 
Feb 1, 2010
 
Placon Corporation Launches New EcoStar Website
 

Madison, WI (Feb. 1, 2010) — Placon Corporation, a plastic extruder and thermoformer, officially announces the launch of their new website, www.ecostarplastics.com. Since the introduction of EcoStar™ extruded rollstock in 2008, Placon has seen considerable growth and interest in its line of PET packaging materials. There are currently seven different PET materials available and depending […]

 
 
 
Oct 5, 2009
 
Placon Announces New Additions to Its Fresh ‘n Clear Scround Bowls and Lids
 

MADISON, WI (October 5, 2009) Placon Corporation of Madison, WI has introduced several new bowl sizes and lid options in its Fresh ‘n Clear™ line of products for the foodservice market. For attractive and stackable displays of deli foods, salads, fruits and similar items, the company has designed a new 32-ounce shallow bowl. With a […]

 
 
 
Oct 5, 2009
 
Placon Sees Growth in EcoStar Materials
 

MADISON, WI (Oct 5, 2009) Since the introduction of EcoStar™ packaging and extruded rollstock in 2008, Placon Corporation of Madison, WI has seen considerable growth and interest in its line of RPET eco-friendly packaging materials. Across multiple markets-including food, retail, and medical-many companies are opting for eco-friendly packaging in response to consumer and retailer demands. […]

 
 
 
Oct 5, 2009
 
Placon Has Kept Almost One Billion Bottles from Landfills
 

MADISON, WI – (October 5, 2009) Through the ongoing efforts of Placon Corporation over the past seven years, nearly one billion discarded plastic bottles have been diverted from landfills. For reference, that many bottles would fill about 7,300 average-sized homes from floor to ceiling. The company’s EcoStar™ line of products is largely responsible for this […]

 
 
 
Jun 5, 2009
 
Placon Implements Ecostar Food-Grade rPET into Package Lines
 

MADISON, WI (June 5, 2009) Placon Corporation of Madison, WI has implemented EcoStar™, a food-grade RPET, into its lines of food packaging. Using this base RPET material created by Placon, the company’s lines of food containers now address environmental concerns with no compromises in quality, safety, or durability. EcoStar™ RPET, a multi-layer sheet with a […]

 
 
 
Jun 5, 2009
 
Placon Implements EcoStar Material in Medical Packaging
 

MADISON, WI (June 5, 2009) Placon Corporation of Madison, WI has introduced EcoStar™ PC50 and HS 1000 Medical Packaging, an environmental packaging solution for healthcare providers. As secondary packaging for medical products, these two materials are ideal options for environmentally conscious packaging of medical devices, products, and diagnostic equipment. Hospitals, clinics, dental offices, and other […]