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Slimmer Edge of the Gourmet Wedge and CustomCups

Planglow have released two new products ; the first is new Gastro standard-fill wedge which is suitable for both health conscious and value sandwiches; the second is new CustomCup service which offers caterers branded cups in smaller volumes

June 20th 2014 – Product Release

New products from Planglow

CustomCup – Drink in style

Planglow Launch CustomCup Design & Print Service with Low Volume Print Run
Fashions move fast and trends grab and go – often quicker than the seasons – so leading bio cup provider, Planglow, has launched a brand new service that will mean your cups are always a la mode. The exclusive custom cup design & print service boasts an extremely low volume print run – a minimum of just 1,000 bio double-walled cups – which can be delivered to your door in three weeks.

Planglow’s marketing director Rachael Sawtell commented, "Available in 8oz and 12oz sizes, our custom double-walled cups and lids are free from oil-based plastics and also fully compostable. And unlike lithographic printed cups – which require the creation and setting up of printing plates – we can produce much lower volumes of these digitally printed products and in just three weeks.

"Brilliant on-cup branding without the long-term financial commitments or storage limitations of large volume orders – CustomCup is made for small businesses! It’s also perfect for promotions and events because your cups can showcase a brand new look or message as often as you choose. And as cups are the most visible of all grab and go items, you can be sure your messaging will be seen far and wide".

Planglow’s Natural stock design bio lid and cup offering was twelve months in development to ensure it met expectations for performance, value and compostability. Both the lids and cup lining are made from a food safe corn-based EN13432 certified compostable material, and are completely free from oil-based plastics. Double walled to offer greater insulation, they are one of the first compostable cups on the market. This Spring we launched 8oz, 12oz and 16oz double walled cups, which extend an affordable yet premium artisan look to drinks and liquid based foods.

Gastro Standard-fill Wedge

Planglow have launched Gastro Standard-fill Wedge; a slender new sandwich pack especially for gourmets. Developed for healthy choice, as well as value options, the slim-line wedge is made for trimmer servings without compromising on a gourmet look or use of deli-style flavours.

Featuring the signature Gastro chalk-on-slate design, Gastro is now Planglow’s best-selling look for sandwiches across all four of its branded collections. Developed as a value-adding range for deli-style products – especially those made with ingredients of notable preparation or provenance, Gastro was originally launched as a twelve-piece collection at the end of 2012. In little over a year, the range has doubled in size. The Gastro Standard-fill wedge is part of Planglow’s Fresher for Longer range which means it has the potential to extend the shelf life of produce thanks to a unique combination of structural enhancements and its use of a special bio-laminate film. The bio-laminate provides a superior barrier; serves as a window – negating the costly process of adding one separately; and is certified as both compostable and home compostable too.

Supplied as a flat packed product in boxes of 500 wedges, the wedges are formed simply by squeezing the sides and clipping in at the rear.

Rachael Sawtell, marketing director for Planglow commented "We brought Gastro to market to allow our customers to better compete with branded high-end high street offerings. Inspired by the slate aesthetic now synonymous with fine dining, we developed the range to be a premium yet affordable range of artisan-style packaging and labelling products."

Planglow only use compostable and biodegradable materials and all of Planglow’s suppliers are commissioned for their own pro-active environmental best practice. The board and film come from international sources that fully manage sustainable and renewable plantations


Notes to Editors
With over 25 years industry experience, Planglow is involved in the supply and bespoke design of branded labels, food safety labels and compostable packaging to the catering industry.

Planglow’s pioneering software LabelLogic and NutriLogic are simple but effective programs that enable users to label products quickly, efficiently and stylishly, as well as with nutritional information – if they so desire – remaining fully compliant with labelling legislation at all times.

Planglow supply products to caterers of all sizes, from independent cafés right through to multi-site contract caterers, and everything in between. The company currently offers more than 400 product lines including sandwich and salad packaging, lids, bags, menus and labels.

Jess Lyons
Tel: 0117 317 8600
Fax: 0117 317 8639