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 In 1984 President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day.

In the early days of the frozen treat's rise to popularity as household freezers became prevalent, ice cream producers tried many different types of packaging. Kliklok-Woodman pioneered several innovations in ice cream packaging, some of which are still in use today.

The ice cream brick cartons at top left are from the 1970s, but the style and heat-seal forming method were developed in the 1960s. Kliklok sold a complete system, affectionately called the "Flip-and-Dip", that included a horizontal carton former, conveying system, filling system, and Hood Seal closer. The systems were quite successful, with the last one being sold in 1978.

The two-piece half gallon carton was a one-time system that included a heat-seal tray former, lock-style Simplex tray former (for the lid), conveyor, filling system, and lidding system.

The octagonal two-piece "gift carton" features a heat-seal inward-taper tray that when pulled apart by the consumer becomes a wide open plate. The system included a former for the base and a former for the lid.

While Kliklok no longer produces these systems, our engagement in the ice cream and frozen novelties industry is extensive, as seen in the video below!