CROWN Aerosols & Speciality Packaging Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com) and Nestlé Professional have come together to create a new packing format for the NESCAFÉ® range of coffee brands in the UK professional market. With a desire to deliver market leading innovation across the NESCAFÉ® Original, NESCAFÉ® Gold Blend and NESCAFÉ® Azera brands, the commercial giant approached Crown knowing its in-house R&D team could meet the demands of the brief for a new packaging shape to replace the current round composite containers. The new container, refined and manufactured by Crown, is developed in three sizes - 500g, 750g and 1kg – and is comprised of three parts: A three-piece tin with a rounded, rectangular shape A resealable hinged-lid plastic cap, developed by AptarGroup, Inc., which uses “Click to Close” technology to keep contents fresh and lock-in flavor Crown’s PeelSeam™ peelable end, which consists of a thin, flexible aluminum foil lid which is heat sealed to a rigid steel ring. Offering quick and easy removal, consumers need simply to grasp the small tab on the lid to open the package with a simple, fluid gesture
Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is pleased to announce its participation in the new recycling initiative, HolyGrail 2.0. The outcome of its predecessor, the Pioneer Project HolyGrail, led by Gian De Belder at Procter & Gamble, was the identification of digital watermarking (specifically, Digimarc Barcode) as a promising technique to “tag” plastic substrates or print materials (shrink sleeve, IML label, or paper label) with an identity that could include attributes such as plastic type, product manufacturer, product SKU, food or non-food usage, and composition of multi-layer foils. Digimarc Barcode can be added to the printed label/sleeve artwork and/or embossed into the plastic itself.
Berry will manufacture plastic packaging containing Digimarc Barcode for use in product sortation. The two companies are long-time partners, and Digimarc will advise Berry on adding the digital watermark onto drink cups and thin wall lids for containers as part of the project. “We continue to be amazed at the possibilities that Digimarc brings to us and our customers. It is exciting to see decoration have the potential to make such a positive impact on the recovery of plastics,” said Jennye Scott, Vice President of Creative Services for Berry.
In addition to its work with advancing recycling, Berry made an announcement in June to which it has become an official signatory of the Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. As part of the Global Commitment, Berry has made a pledge for all of their plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by the year 2025. In line with the Company’s sustainability strategy, Impact 2025, Berry is striving to increase the recovery of plastics through recycling. The Company’s hope is to accelerate the efforts toward a circular economy by pushing the boundaries of innovation in both material recovery and recyclable packaging.
The first scheduled test is at TOMRA Sorting’s facility in Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany, on October 22, 2019, during the K-2019 Show (Dusseldorf). A shuttle bus will be provided to interested parties from the K-2019 Show to the TOMRA facility. Packaging professionals, plastics industry service providers, trade association members, and those attending the K-2019 show are encouraged to register and attend: https://solutions.tomra.com/holy-grail-2.0%20