Pie Container – Specialty Application
WNA, Inc. (a division of The Waddington Group)
A bakery processor came to WNA for help with solving a problem it had with its pie containers: Condensation would build up on the inside of the container when it went from being in a freezer to a refrigerator. After reviewing the product, the customer’s process, and the problem, WNA’s engineers were able to develop a solution. Using advanced technology, they modified the part design, allowing moisture to escape the container during the freeze-and-thaw process. With the new design and without impacting the integrity of the part, this innovation helped considerably reduce condensation build-up.
The customer was extremely pleased with the solution. Testing the container with its product and process showed that it drastically reduced the condensation build-up, thus solving the problem.
TThis is a true example of manufacturing performance innovation in the way in which the package allows the condensation to be released from the pie. It’s a great instance of supply chain partners collaborating to develop a new, innovative package that meets the needs of both the operator and customer.
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