Nestlé held their UK Supplier Awards event at The Queens Hotel in Leeds, with over 300 suppliers and key Nestlé personnel in attendance. Over the course of the last year Smurfit Kappa has continued to work in partnership with Nestlé on a number of initiatives to help support their Virtuous Circle programme, which focussed on working together, adding value and driving profitable growth. Smurfit Kappa supply Nestlé from various sites throughout the UK. Gayle Waywell, Smurfit Kappa National Account Manager, who manages the Nestlé account, collected the award on behalf of the Smurfit Kappa team.
DS Smith Plastics, Rapak’s specially formulated Eco-Pure film for Bag-in-Box water is designed with reduced additives to ensure a superior taste profile free from off-flavors or odors.
As consumers grow tired of unhealthy beverages such as soft drinks, water consumption continues to be on the rise. According to the International Bottled Water Association, bottled water surpassed 13 billion gallons in 2017. But with plastic water bottles under scrutiny, companies are looking for innovative alternative packaging formats such as Bag-in-Box.
It’s been over a year since DS Smith Plastics, Rapak introduced its water Bag-in-Box film into the market and recently, several manufactures have followed in Rapak’s footsteps and announced new developments of their own Bag-in-Box packaging in the market.
One of the key challenges of packaging water is that it is highly susceptible to absorbing off-flavors or odors from the packaging material. Rapak developed Eco-Pure, a high barrier EVOH-Polyethylene bag for its Bag-in-Box water, providing oxygen barrier and durability. The Eco-Pure bag includes an ultra-clean, specially formulated, inner film layer free of additives to ensure excellent organoleptic properties that protects the quality of the water.
Bag-in-Box for water offers many superior benefits for both consumer and producer compared to traditional rigid bottle packaging. Aside from its convenient and reliable dispensing, Bag-in-Box packaging offers optimized storage space, reduced risk of damage in transit, less environmental impact, enhanced branding impact for retail displays, and logistical efficiencies with reduced fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
more at: https://www.dssmith.com/plastics/about/newsroom/2019/4/rapaks-eco-pure-bag-in-box-solution-for-water-protects-the-purity-and-freshness-of-water