Mar 1, 2022
 
Placon Launches Four Products in Foodservice Market
 

Placon, the leading thermoforming company in sustainable packaging, has launched two food preparation trays, a pie liner, and a bakery clamshell into their PET stock food lineup from the 2021 Wilson, NC acquisition. Placon introduces two food preparation rectangular trays: a half pan and a quarter pan that help with food prep, maximize product protection, and extend shelf life to reduce waste. Each tray has a ribbed structure to deliver superior fluid handling, allowing juices […]

 
 
 
Feb 22, 2022
 
Placon Appoints New President, Daniel R. Gilbert
 

February 21, 2022 – (Madison, WI) Placon, an industry leader in sustainable thermoformed packaging solutions for the food, retail, and medical markets, has promoted Daniel R. Gilbert to the President of Placon Corporation. This move recognizes Dan’s success as Chief Financial Officer and responds to Placon’s accelerated growth strategy. Speaking on his new appointment, Dan commented, “I am honored to serve our exceptional team members in this leadership role and look forward to accelerating profitable […]

 
 
 
Dec 2, 2021
 
Placon Celebrates Opening of Elkhart, Indiana Medical Facility
 

Elkhart, IN (December 1, 2021) Placon held a grand opening celebration launching production at the newly expanded Elkhart, Indiana facility located at 2901 Oakland Avenue. The $15 million addition houses manufacturing of custom plastic packaging for the medical device and healthcare industries. Thermoforming, BargerGard® protective products, inline flexographic lid printing, die cutting and lift labels are just a few of the operations that are performed at the location. The Elkhart facility is ISO 13485 certified […]

 
 
 
Oct 14, 2021
 
Placon Acquires Packaging Facility
 

Placon Acquires North Carolina Packaging Operation Madison, Wisconsin, October 2021 – Placon, a leading North American thermoformer in sustainable plastic packaging, is expanding its production capacity and employee base with the acquisition of a former Sonoco packaging operation in Wilson, North Carolina. Placon has reached an agreement to purchase substantially all operating equipment and hire over 80 employees at the 112,000 square foot location. The deal will help meet existing capacity needs in retail and […]

 
 
 
May 19, 2021
 
Sustainable Packaging Leader Expands Multi-Layer Material Capabilities
 

Madison, WI (May 2021) – Continuing its commitment to sustainability, Placon now manufactures multi-layer laminated sheet to benefit the food industry. The laminated materials include a sealable barrier sheet that prevents moisture from passing through the container and a sealable high-barrier sheet that has an added EVOH layer to avert oxygen as well. The initial offering is laminated to Placon’s own EcoStar® post-consumer recycled PET enhancing sustainability efforts. The EcoStar laminated sheet structures provide an […]

 
 
 
Mar 1, 2021
 
Packaging Leader Obtains SCS Global Certification for 75% Recycled Content
 

As a sustainable packaging leader, Placon has been using post-consumer recycled PET in their PET packaging for more than thirty (30) years. To ensure sustainable packaging quality and transparency, Placon was recently certified by SCS Global Services for their RPET-F75 PET material, Fresh n’ Clear® Bowls & Trays, GoCubes®, CrystalSeal® reFresh® product lines as recycled content certified. Each of these materials or products have been certified by SCS Global Services as using 75% post-consumer recycled […]