First tamper evident + resistant polypropylene product family adds new options

SHELTON, Conn. – September 19, 2023 – Last year, Inline responded to the overwhelming need for tamper-evident, tamper resistant packaging that offered the ability to protect hot food applications at the shelf, during third-party deliveries, and throughout the preparation and distribution process by successfully launching the first polypropylene product family with the company’s patented tamper evident technology. Safe-T-Chef was an entirely new product line, uniquely designed to add layers of protection for hot foods. Today, Inline is expanding that family to include the release of a new non-domed, flat lid option for 5×5 and 9×6 Safe-T-Chef packaging.

All the tried and true Safe-T-Chef features remain unchanged. The patented tamper-resistant seal and tear-strip, exceptional clarity, leak resistance, and scoopable corners are still there. The only difference – applications that don’t require the extra head space because of content volumetrics now have an alternative, a non-domed, flat lid design giving the packaging contents a fuller appearance. Additionally, the new flat lid design offers robust merchandising opportunities with increased stacking capabilities and enhanced stability during transport.

“By expanding the Safe-T-Chef line to include a new lid option, customers and consumers have an unlimited variety of usage applications with the ability to choose between the traditional dome style or the new non-domed, flat design,” explained Tom Orkisz, Chairman and CEO of Inline Plastics.

Restaurants, convenience stores, food service, supermarkets and processors already recognize the value Safe-T-Chef offers for ensuring quality, freshness, and the security of the hot foods inside. With two lid design options, the packaging combinations for anything from individual or family-size side dishes, to entrees, or even multi-course meals continues to grow.

This is one more example of how Inline is committed to listening to market feedback, innovating, and continuously expanding the versatility of its products so that there is always a packaging solution available.

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About Inline Plastics

Inline Plastics, headquartered in Shelton, CT, is the leading manufacturer of innovative, high quality, crystal clear, food packaging with over 55 years of experience. The company transformed the marketplace with their Safe-T-Fresh® line, a tamper-resistant and tamper-evident product which utilizes their patented technology, providing retailers and consumers with greater product protection. They continue to design and manufacture packaging solutions that keep food products safe, fresh, and enhance shelf merchandising. The company also offers the most complete line of automated equipment to close, lock and label their packaging. For more information on their vast line of award-winning products, visit

Contact: Carrie Cline, Inline Plastics

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