Placon Continues to Highlight Design Innovation Winning Three SPE Awards

MADISON, WI – Placon was recently announced as an award winner for three packaging designs that were recognized at the annual SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) conference, held in Milwaukee, WI, September 9th through September 11th. The award winning Placon package designs were the ORTHOFIX® Medical Tray (Gold Award Winner – Industrial Packaging Category), PACLOCK Bi-Fold Clamshell (Silver Award Winner – Industrial Packaging Category) and Placon’s HomeFresh® Entrée product line (Silver Award Winner – Food Packaging Category). Each design was showcased at the annual SPE conference.

The ORTHOFIX® Medical Tray, gold award winner of the Industrial category, is a superb design that has features to suspend a set of medical device screws with HA coating that prevents abrasion or rubbing off the critical coating that needs to be on each screw for proper medical operating room usage. The high level of difficulty and precision make this package truly one-of-a-kind that meets a solution for the customer as a result.

Each package design brings a unique set of features that set them apart from current designs. The PACLOCK Bi-Fold Clamshell, silver award winning design in the Industrial category, allows PACLOCK to have 100% more space to hold graphic and product information within the package. More product information allows the end customer to read and learn about the product prior to purchase, which will increase point of sale by having more information at the customer fingertips.

HomeFresh® Entrée brought home the silver award in the Food Packaging Category, which is part of Placon’s stock food product line, perfect for prepared meals and meal prep solutions. Designed to stack neatly, to avoid tipping over and causing a mess for the end user. It also features a leak resistant lid, vented or non-vented lid options and is microwavable. Simply microwave, wash and reuse. There is no better way to save food and make cleanup easier than with HomeFresh® Entrée containers.

“2019 has been a great year for Placon. Being able to highlight our design capabilities, combined with the innovation our team brings to the packaging industry is truly a pleasure to be a part of such a great group of people. By working with our customers to find packaging solutions we continue to move the needle forward within the packaging industry that results in creating simply, better, packaging for our customers and the end users.” Said Dan Mohs, Placon’s Chairman and CEO. For more information, call us at 800.541.1535 or visit

ABOUT PLACON For over 50 years, Placon has been a leading designer and manufacturer of custom and stock plastic packaging, producing innovative retail packaging, quality thermoformed and injection molded food packaging, and protective packaging for medical devices. Placon has manufacturing operations in Madison, WI; West Springfield, MA; Elkhart, IN; and Plymouth, MN, and is currently ranked in the top #20 in Plastics News 2019 Thermoformer Rankings. Placon delivers packaging breakthroughs that inspire better engagement between people and products. For more information, visit