US-based packaging provider Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT) is set to start offering manufacturing line assessments for companies planning to use its EEASY Lid.
The company has hired packaging consultants Norm Brown and Terry Ryan to help the team in diagnostic production line tests for suppliers seeking to adopt the lid.
Brown and Ryan will assess backend operations and the method of accommodating the EEASY Lid by observing critical points on manufacturing lines.
CCT’s EEASY Lid features a button that allows consumers to open a jar with one press.
The technology is said to reduce the amount of torque required to open a jar lid by more than 40% compared with standard continuous thread (CT) lids.
CCT claims the EEASY Lid is the first jar lid innovation in more than 75 years.
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CCT president Brandon Bach said: “As the EEASY Lid continues to gain momentum across the industry, we are seeing more companies enquire about the production line process and what that looks like when it comes to running the world’s first aluminium lug lid.
“We knew we needed to expand our capabilities to include world-class manufacturing line assessments, and there are no better industry veterans than Norm Brown and Terry Ryan to help us do so.
“No two production lines are the same, and Brown and Ryan have the expertise to help identify the right equipment and processes for every single one of our unique partners.”
CCT recently announced it had produced the world’s first aluminium lug lid and has begun offering aluminium EEASY lids in both lug and CT versions.
The company is currently holding talks with several major grocers, brands and manufacturers with the aim of rolling out the technology to consumers this year.