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Potato snack in a handy and sustainable package

French company Parmentine adds variety to the menu of health-conscious and on-the-go consumers with its new potato dish to go with Greiner Packaging supplying the packaging.


March 2, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff

Kremsmünster, Austria—Ready-to-eat dishes or snacks are very popular for people who are  hungry but lack the time to eat, even at lunchtime.

To combat the pangs of hunger, Parmentine SA of France is offering a healthy, tasty alternative to sandwiches in the form of small potatoes in a cup that comes with a dip in a variety of flavors.

The cup of pre-washed potatoes can be heated right in the microwave, and then eaten with the sauce provided in the lid—even on-the-go, thanks to the fork integrated into the lid.

Greiner Packaging manufactured the cups and lids for Parmentine.

Cardboard-plastic cup—practical and attractive
The K3 cups from Greiner are a compelling option, thanks to a cardboard wrap that reduces the heat from contact with the hot potatoes allowing consumption straight from the cup.

A special window in the wrap also gives consumers a chance to see the product before buying it.

“The cardboard and plastic combination makes our K3 cups very popular. The cups not only look and feel good, they also appeal to environmentally conscious consumers because of the reduced use of plastic. These advantages also tipped the scale for Parmentine,” says Kenneth Boldog, sales director of K Europe, a Greiner Packaging division.

The potato snack is now available in supermarkets in France and Germany, and soon in Great Britain, in tomato-basil and quark-chives flavors. For the non-European, a quark is a fresh dairy product classified as a fresh acid-set cheese.

Packaging facts
– Technology (cup & lid): Thermoforming
– Decoration: Cardboard wrap
– Capacity: 250 g potato, 25 g sauce
– Material:
Cup: PP (Polypropylene)
Lid: APET (PET—polyethylene terephthalate—plastic molded in an amorphous state)
– Flavors: Tomato-basil, Quark-chives

About Greiner Packaging
Greiner Packaging is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of plastic packaging in the food and non-food sector. The company has been known for more than 50 years for its skill in providing development, design, production, and decoration solutions. Greiner Packaging faces the challenges with three divisions: K, Kavo, and Assistec. Greiner Packaging employs around 3,400 employees at 31 locations in 17 countries worldwide. The company achieved annual sales of €507-million (~CDN $739.5-million) in 2014, including joint ventures. This represents more than one-third of the total sales of the Greiner Group. Company information can be found at www.grenier-gpi.com.


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