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Container features snap-off, reclosable cap

By Ahmed ElAmin , 13-Mar-2006

A plastic container for potato granules features a snap-off, re-closable cap, eliminating the need for a can opener.

Graham Packaging designed the No. 10 plastic "Safe-T-Can" for Basic American Foods, whose research indicated its customers considered safety, ease of use, and convenient storage for its products as top priorities.

The 105-fluid-ounce container is made using six-layers of HDPE (high-density polyethylene). It replaces Basic American's use of a No. 10 metal can for the company's WHIPP brand of potato granules, an instant mashed potato product for high-volume food service operations.

The Safe-T-Can features a wide mouth and a snap-off, re-closable cap. This eliminates the need for a can opener, which was identified as an

important safety consideration by Basic American Foods' customers, Graham Packaging stated.

A peel-back foil barrier under the cap further protects food contents. A built-in handle with no-slip grip is designed to make pouring easier. The container fits in can racks and can be stacked on shelves.

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