Atlanta-based Maxwell Chase Technologies LLC has introduced a line of absorbent miniature containers for single servings of fresh-cut fruits such as pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelons and honeydew.
The Fresh-R-Pax mini containers come in two sizes, 2.5 and 4 ounces. An absorbent pad designed by the company and sealed to the bottom soaks up excess fluid and prevents dripping, according to a news release.
They provide more than 10 days of shelf life for the fresh-cut melons and pineapple.
The packaging has a tamper-evident lidding film that can be peeled open.
“The new absorbent mini containers … allow fresh cut fruit to be served as a delicious and healthy snack,” Tom Gautreaux, national sales director, said in the release.
Besides snacks and school lunches, Maxwell Chase is targeting uses that include convenience stores and vending machines that offer fresh produce.
Maxwell Chase Technologies holds several patents that cover its absorbent packaging including pads, trays, retail containers, pouches and machinery slicers.