Crown’s PVC–free closures to enhance sustainability
To meet demand for more environmentally friendly packaging from European food and beverage brands, Crown Food Europe has launched metal closure technology featuring a PVC-free compound.
Produced in Crown’s facility in Aprilia, Italy, the new closures are available in Ø53 and Ø63 formats and are suitable for a wide range of pasteurised and sterilised products, such as sauces or cooked vegetables.
No changes will be made to existing manufacturing lines and so integrating the new closure is expected to run smoothly.
Food and beverage manufacturers can enhance the look and feel of the closures and tailor designs to complement a brand’s image by leveraging Crown’s portfolio of external print finishes. Options include: spot gloss, gloss, metallic, matte and embossing.
Furthermore, material can be used repeatedly with no degradation in quality or performance and so far less virgin material is needed to feed demand, creating what is called a circular economy.