Webpackaging logo

Evolution not revolution for bespoke tub

  • RPC Superfos
Europe, Nordic Countries, Finland, Eating, Drinking, Food, Vegetables, Premium, Primary Packaging, Tubs, Caps, Lids, Easy-Open Closures, Active, Smart Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Lightweight Packaging, Plastic, Plastic - PP

A bespoke tub from RPC Superfos has been selected to pack the popular Forssan range of salads made by Atria Finland. Replacing the range's previous pack of 15 years, the new design combines a subtle yet effective makeover with a considerably lighter container, reducing the amount of packaging waste.

Atria's consumer studies into its previous pack revealed that end-users liked the shape, size and overall type of packaging they were used to. Based on this important feedback, the new bespoke pack was developed in close co-operation between Atria, its design agency and RPC Superfos.

"Our premium salad series, sold under an almost iconic brand, Forssan, simply needed a new packaging solution after almost 15 years in an unaltered pack," explains Janne Hautala, Packaging Development Manager at Atria Finland. "These products have been popular in Finland for decades, so we did not want to do anything to jeopardise its status. We were looking for an upgrade, not a complete change."

The new injection moulded polypropylene tub from RPC Superfos features a variety of printed designs according to the salads inside where previously all packs were identical with only the lid matching the actual content. In addition, an eye-catching indent on the corner of the lid indicates easy opening and re-closure.

"The result is very good," continues Janne. "We appreciate the bigger opening corner of the lid and the better shelf appeal. Our customers seem to like the new pack, too."

In addition to its enhanced design, the new pack also represents a weight reduction of almost 20% compared to its predecessor. In addition, it works well on the existing filling line with Atria experiencing improved functionality, including faster filling and elimination of breakages.

"We are impressed with the way RPC Superfos has handled the project and with their level of expertise," concludes Janne. "The logistics worked out well including on-time-delivery.

Though we have come across some minor issues along the way, these have been solved rather quickly, and we're pleased with the attentiveness and service which we've received from RPC Superfos. Indeed, we feel that the packaging supplier listens to us."

See also

Project helps prevent food waste at home

Project helps prevent food waste at home

A survey conducted by the Danish Technological Institute has shown that 14% of Danish household food waste stems from meal leftovers. Although these can be reheated, very often this is in a microwave oven, and the survey identified that many find the uneven heating of this process makes the food less savoury. In an attempt to alter this behaviour, RPC Superfos has contributed to the development of a new multifunctional plastic storage box which ensures a more even distribution of the microwave heat.

RPC Superfos paint pail is a roaring success

RPC Superfos paint pail is a roaring success

Advanced in-mould labelling from RPC Superfos has been a critical factor in the successful relaunch of a range of high-quality paints and primers from Bosnia and Herzegovina paint company BAUklar. The injection moulded SuperOval pail feature close-up drawings of tigers with striking details and appeal that form the essential visual communication of the pack. In-Mould Labelling (IML) makes it possible to reproduce even the finest details of the tiger design, so that end- users can almost feel that they can touch the whiskers.

Spoon-in-lid solution for dairy products

Spoon-in-lid solution for dairy products

An innovative spoon-in-the-lid from RPC Superfos for its popular 75mm container is guaranteed to make yogurts, desserts and other dairy products stand out from the crowd. The new solution is perfect for consumers who eat on-the-go, with the foldable polypropylene spoon simple to access, assemble and use. The APET lid features a fine PET seal that is easy to tear off. As such, it represents a significant improvement over similar lids which are sealed with aluminium foil, and thus oblige the user to find the spoon with which to eat the product.

  • Brand Launch
  • English
  • Modified 01 Jun 2017
  • Hits 1569