Placon’s Selectables Customizable Stock Plastic Packaging Separates Foods and Ingredients to Extend Food Freshness and Shelf Life

April 7, 2015
Encouraging impulse sales, the Selectables containers highlight the most appealing, high-cost or delicate foods, ensuring they never are “hidden" or sink to the bottom of the package.

MADISON, WI (April 7, 2015) – Selectables by Placon, a leading North American plastic packaging designer and manufacturer, is the newest line of sustainable food containers that have a custom packaging look with inserts that easily separate wet and dry foods for extended shelf life. Encouraging impulse sales, the containers highlight the most appealing, high-cost or delicate foods, ensuring they never are “hidden” or sink to the bottom of the package.

Selectables disposable, but 100% recyclable plastic packaging, is available in 7 ½- or 9-inch clear or black stackable bases with capacities from 24 to 48 ounces. The one to three compartment, portion-sized inserts can feature everything from seasonal cut fruit and candied nuts to delicious meats and cheeses. The recycled bowls, inserts and lids are made with EcoStar® food-grade PET from curbside-collected, discarded bottles and thermoforms that Placon recycles back into Selectables “disposable” plastic food packaging.

“Placon is really adding a way to maximize the merchandising of foods with stock packaging that has a true custom container feel to it, stated Jeff Lucash, Director of Stock Products. “The packaging is extremely versatile letting you pack a virtually limitless combination of foods together for high-margin, pre-packed, fresh meal solutions.”

Giving supermarkets, delis and fast casual restaurants a variety of merchandising options and the convenience they look for, Selectables was launched along with Fresh ‘n Clear GoCubes “square” containers, inserts and lids. The modern containers offer versatile three compartment inserts that let you mix and match foods for a variety of packaged meal options for the grab-and-go market.

For more information, or to order samples, stop by NRA booth# 458 or IDDBA booth# 2603. Or call us at 1.800.541.1535.

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