RPC Bebo Plastik, a producer of thermoformed containers, has developed a thermoformed cup for Café Coffee Day's new ready-to-drink iced coffee.
The on-the-go cup is manufactured in multilayer polypropylene with an EVOH layer that offers a barrier against oxygen ingress.
It provides the necessary strength to allow hot filling, in addition to extending shelf life and maintaining the quality of coffee.
The cup can withstand retort for 30 minutes at 118°C, the company claimed.
Café Coffee Day official Senthil Murugan said: "Our new cup is ideal for busy consumers and commuters, and its multilayer construction ensures the quality of the coffee is not compromised throughout its long shelf life.
"We are delighted with RPC's contribution to this important project."
RPC Bebo's cup features an integrated telescopic straw in the lid that can be expanded and contracted, making it easier for consumers to drink Frappe Chill straight from the pack while travelling.
Frappe Chill is Café Coffee Day's version of the original frothy Greek beverage with a unique flavour and an impeccable iced coffee blend, claimed the company.
RPC Bebo Plastik currently manufactures thermoformed containers and lids in polypropylene, polystyrene and PET.
Available in different sizes ranging between 100ml and 1,000ml, the company's products target the margarine and spreads, delicatessen, salad, conserve, ready meal, coffee capsules, baby food and pet food markets.
The company's decoration facilities include pre and post printing, labelling, sleeving and in-mould labelling and thermoforming.
Image: RPC Bebo's cup features an integrated telescopic straw in the lid that can be expanded and contracted. Photo: courtesy of RPC Group.