Smurfit Kappa has started a portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions for bundling canned and bottled beverages.
Innovative bundler – CAN
The innovative new corrugated series eliminates the need for single-use plastic and is 100% recyclable, renewable, and biodegradable.
The Smurfit Kappa GreenClip bundler option for the plastic rings, which are usually used to combine six-packs of cans. With disturbing images of aquatic life trapped in plastic rings surfacing in the media all the time, many beverages providers are keen to change to an environmentally friendly option.
The GreenClip utilizes a corrugated choice to bundle the cans but can facilitate the clearance of single units.
Smurfit Kappa developed the TopClip CAN bundler to substitute the stretch film that utilized to bundle and sell cans in one package. The TopClip for CAN thoroughly covers the top of the cans, protecting them from contamination and giving exceptional branding opportunities.
Having a 30% less carbon footprint than the plastic, the TopClip entirely paper-based and 100% renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. Moreover, as it formed with less material and did not need glue, significantly extra sustainable than other newly launched packaging solutions on the market.
Greenclip has two die-cut holes so that it can manage easily in-store and received excellent feedback in user tests. Now, Smurfit Kappa is researching with several large automation suppliers to produce a full turnkey solution for enthusiastic customers.
The outcome in the trio is the Nor-Grip Case Study, which Smurfit Kappa started earlier to considerable recognition. Nor-Grip – a creative corrugated solution that securely bundles containers unitedly into consumer units, dropping the need for shrink film.
Arco Berkenbosch, Vice President at Smurfit Kappa, said: “I am very passionate about these unique packaging solutions. All our experiments have shown that in terms of accessibility and sustainability, all are at the top of the market.
“Single-use plastics can have a destructive impact on the environment, and creating even more sustainable packaging choices is a base of our Better Planet Packaging initiative. We know from our study that 75% of users have a preference for sustainable packaging.”
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