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November 22, 2019updated 25 Nov 2019 3:47pm

Smurfit Kappa launches new corrugated range for beverage packs

European corrugated and paper-based packaging company Smurfit Kappa has unveiled a new range of sustainable solutions for beverage packs.

European corrugated and paper-based packaging company Smurfit Kappa has unveiled a new range of sustainable solutions for beverage packs.

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The new packaging portfolio will replace single-use plastics for bundling canned and bottled beverages. It is plastic-free and 100% renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.

Designed to replace the plastic rings that are used in group six-packs of cans, Smurfit Kappa’s GreenClip uses corrugated alternative to bundle the cans.

The company’s second packaging product, TopClip, has 30% less carbon content than the existing plastic film.

It replaces the stretch film that bundles the cans in a single pack and completely covers the top of the cans.

TopClip does not require glue, has two die-cut holes and protects the cans from contamination.

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with various automation suppliers to provide interested customers with ‘a full turnkey solution’.

Smurfit Kappa Innovation and Development vice-president Arco Berkenbosch said: “I am very excited about these unique solutions. All our tests have shown that in terms of convenience and sustainability they are at the top of the market.

“Single-use plastics can have a devastating impact on the environment and designing even more sustainable packaging alternatives is a cornerstone of our Better Planet Packaging initiative. We know from our research that 75% of consumers have a preference for sustainable packaging.”

The final packaging of the new range, Nor-Grip, was launched earlier this year and is designed to firmly bundles bottles together into consumer units.

Smurfit Kappa’s new range of packaging was displayed at its Better Planet Packaging Day.

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While wanting to protect the country from being overwhelmed by Omicron, China’s adherence to a Zero-COVID policy is resulting in a significant economic downturn. COVID outbreaks in Shanghai, Beijing and many other Chinese cities will impact 2022’s economic growth as consumers and businesses experience rolling lockdowns, leading to a slowdown in domestic and international supply chains. China’s Zero-COVID policy is having a demonstrable impact on consumer-facing industries. Access GlobalData’s new whitepaper, China in 2022: the impact of China’s Zero-COVID lockdowns on economic activity, consumer goods and the foodservice industry, to examine the current situation in Shanghai and other cities in China, to better understand the worst-affected industry sectors, foodservice in particular, and to explore potential growth opportunities as China recovers. The white paper covers:
  • Which multinational companies have been affected?
  • What is the effect of lockdowns on foodservice?
  • What is the effect of lockdowns on Chinese ports?
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  • How have Chinese consumers reacted?
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