Go To Containers earned a Silver Award in the 28th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation for the Sani-Stak™ Take-Out Container, which advances food safety and consumer convenience and reduces the need for bags. Exhibiting excellence in Enhanced User Experience, the creative, patented design is stackable, enabling consumers to carry their meals in a safer and healthier way with reduced risk of contamination and greater product quality. A nesting system locks two, three or more containers in place. One container will not slide off another container when stacked, and multiple containers can be stacked on top of another and tilted to a 60-degree or greater angle. The innovative design takes two eco-friendly materials (PET and bagasse) and makes the containers interchangeable and usable with each other. The soufflé and condiment cups nest on top of the container rather than in with the meal. Elevating fried foods from the bottom allows moisture to settle away from the meal while allowing steam to circulate. This keeps wings or other fried food crisper in comparison to a traditional take-out container. What makes the concept uniquely innovative is that it is not limited to use on a clamshell container. It can be integrated to be used on containers of various sizes, shapes or materials, creating a portfolio of products that work together for hot and cold meals.
Judge’s quote about the award-winning packaging solution.“This entry demonstrated real excellence in enhanced user experience by understanding and addressing consumers and food service operators’ needs for increased food safety and functionality in take-out containers.” David Luttenberger, CPP, Global Packaging Director, Mintel Group Ltd., USA
AWARDS DESCRIPTION: Inaugurated in 1986, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is recognized globally as the leading packaging awards program. This program supports DuPont’s commitment to recognize excellence and inspire innovations in packaging. Each year an esteemed panel of independent judges awards diamond, diamond finalist, gold or silver honors based on "excellence" ratings in one or all of three categories – Technological Advancement; Responsible Packaging; and Enhanced User Experience.