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

May 14, 2013

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 and crack resistant plastic party platters, bowls and lids are designed to securely, attractively and sustainably present a wide assortment of foods from sandwiches, salads, fruits and veggies to desserts. The tight lid seals ensure product freshness while helping prevent unexpected removal of lids from bases during handling and transport.

The tray’s durable lid design features no sidewall ribbing for excellent product visibility, allowing food styling and product freshness to take center stage. Clean-up is made easy and earth-friendly with recyclable bowls, trays and lids manufactured with up to 100% post-consumer content from bottles and thermoforms diverted from landfills.

The line’s single and multi-compartment tray base’ venting system is engineered to slowly release trapped air when the lid is snapped on, preventing lid “ballooning” for easy stacking. For maximizing brand impact, the entire CaterEase line can be custom engraved or embossed with company logos or other designs for strong brand visibility.

The new plastic disposable catering trays and bowls will be on display at Placon’s booth #5333 at the NRA Show at McCormick Center in Chicago starting May 18th. For more information about the new recyclable Catering Collection, or to inquire about samples, please contact Placon at 800.541.1535.

For 55 years, Placon has been a leading designer and manufacturer of custom and stock plastic packaging for the food, medical, and retail markets. Placon has manufacturing operations in Madison, WI; Elkhart, IN; Plymouth, MN; and West Springfield, MA, and currently ranked in Plastics News 2020 Thermoformers Ranking Top 20. Placon delivers packaging breakthroughs that inspire better engagement between people and products with industry leading innovation and award-winning packaging designs. For more information, visit