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Large microwaveable platter needed high strength

New microwaveable carry-out platters made of GE Plastics' Noryl resin get rave reviews from Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants."We needed a carry-out container that was microwaveable, durable and had insul...


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August 1, 2001 by Canadian Plastics


New microwaveable carry-out platters made of GE Plastics’ Noryl resin get rave reviews from Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants.

“We needed a carry-out container that was microwaveable, durable and had insulative properties,” explains Patrick La Cava, Chevys’ vice-president of purchasing. Noryl delivers high heat resistance, low odor characteristics and superior chemical resistance.

The large oval base of the carry-out platter is made from a new grade of Noryl, PKN4765, containing poly (phenylene ether) resin with high-impact polystyrene and black colorant. It is thermoformed by WNA Hopple Plastics.

“The new Noryl resin grade made it easier to extrude into sheet, it exhibited excellent melt strength, and it didn’t require as much heat input as the previous material,” reports Sean McDermott, director of sales and marketing for WNA. “Due to the size of the container and strength needed to support the amount of food it would hold, polypropylene was not a cost-effective option for this microwave packaging application. The polypropylene sheet would have needed to be much thicker to deliver equivalent stiffness.”

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