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    2015 QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging Awards

  • category:

    Performance Innovation

    1st place:

    Pie Container - Specialty Application

    WNA, Inc. (a division of The Waddington Group)

    The entry:

    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.

    Judge’s comment:

    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.

    2nd place:

    Six Compartment Catering Tray, Eco-Products, Inc.

    3nd place:

    Regalia Serving Spoon, Eco-Products, Inc.

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