Did you know that Americans consume an estimated 20 billion hot dogs every year? And a majority of that is during the summer months. In fact, the month of July is National Hot Dog Month in the United States! Hot dogs are a staple of summertime barbecues and picnics.
When it comes to packaging hot dogs, thermoformers are a popular choice. Thermoforming is a process where a thin sheet of plastic film is heated until it becomes pliable, then molded into a specific shape using a die. The hot dogs are then placed into the mold and vacuum sealed with another layer of film to create an airtight package. This type of packaging is not only convenient for consumers, but it also helps to extend the shelf life of the hot dogs. So the next time you pick up a pack of hot dogs at the grocery store, it’s very likely VC999 thermoformers were involved in helping to keep your hot dogs fresh and delicious.