Crown Food Europe has launched an innovative, proprietary metal can designed specifically for the dry food market.
Peelfit has been created specifically to address demand for greater convenience, lightweighting and product protection in the dry food packaging segment, Crown said.
Manufactured in the UK, Peelfit has been made available in a 99mm diameter format. Fully printable, the can utilises direct heat-sealing technology (DHS) to seal a peelable foil directly onto the body of the can. Manufacturers then simply need to fill the can through the base and seam on a non-easy-open end, all without having to make changes to the filling line.
The ‘unique design’ eliminates the rigid steel ring typically required in double seaming applications and makes the Peelfit container 16% lighter than cans using conventional foil seam closures.
In addition, DHS technology reduces energy use by 32% when compared to other existing foil seam closures. Like all metal packaging, the can itself delivers 100% protection against oxygen, gas, light, moisture and other contaminants, preserving the nutritional value, flavour and aroma of the contents, Crown said.
“Peelfit is the result of extensive development work by Crown’s talented designers and engineers,” said Olivier Aubry, business development and marketing director for Crown Food Europe. “Using technology to reduce the amount of metal used in Crown’s food containers while maintaining performance and functionality is a significant element of the company’s ongoing sustainability efforts. We look forward to bringing Peelfit to market during the fourth quarter of 2016 with a major international food company.”
The new cans are available in various heights. Brand owners are also able to leverage a number of decoration and finish options – including matte, gloss and soft touch – as well as holographic and metallic inks, giving packages a premium look and feel.
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