Why do we love potato chips, aside from their flavor? Convenience!
Think about it…
To deny the guilty pleasure that comes with having instant food, right at our fingertips, would be as believable as saying we could live without it in the first place. And who can blame us? Whether consumed on-the-go, or in front of our television at home, we count on our salty-fix to come straight from a bag — greasy fingers and all.
Food for Thought
Just as the earth’s population has grown over the past couple of decades, so has its demand for safely packaged, non-perishable foods.
Fortunately for consumers, shelf-life for packaged products, like potato chips, has impressively increased as well. Grocers find it sensible to store such items in bulk, and consumers are granted the luxury of stumbling upon their favorite chip nearly anywhere they go.
Have you ever noticed the shiny, metallic material coating the inside of your snack bag? You may have a hunch it has something to do with the ‘convenience’ of your go-to snack, in which case you would be right. But did you also know that it is directly related to a Kennametal product?
A special Kennametal product, called an Evaporator Boat, contributes to the shelf-life longevity of potato chips and other packaged-foods by being an important component in the packaging process.
The “layer” inside of your bag is composed of a very thin coating of aluminum that was deposited onto a plastic food packaging film. The dual coating of the bag eliminates the threat of moisture from seeping in and contaminating the tasty goods inside.
A Flavorful Future
Our favorite salty snacks presently hit the market with an impressive revenue of $28.2 billion! With that being said, it’s safe to assume that potato chips will be around for quite some time. Which is good news for everyone. After all, could you imagine a tailgate without chips for the buffalo chicken dip?
At Kennametal, our long lasting, high energy efficient metal Evaporator Boats will continue to do their part so that something like that never happens.
Kennametal Evaporator Boats are available in a wide range of styles and backed by our high level of customer service to meet the needs of every customer. Our styles include the T-Vap™ Max, T-Vap™ Select, and T-Vap™ Plus. When your Evaporator Boats have outlived their use, take advantage of our Evaporator Boat Recycling Program.