Crown announces new lightweight beverage end
Crown Asia Pacific has announced the launch of its new lightweight SuperEnd beverage ends which it says reduce metal use by over 10% when compared to conventional 202 diameter (52mm) ends.
The Interchangeable SuperEnd beverage end is compatible with seamer tooling used with other lightweight ends on the market, according to the company.
The lightweight nature of the ends is intended to require less aluminium for the manufacturing process, decreasing the amount of energy required during distribution. In addition, like all metal packaging, the ends are 100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable.
Since the technology’s launch in 2000, more than 580 billion SuperEnd beverage ends have been produced by Crown and its licensees, saving over 150,000 metric tons of aluminium, over 2,550 metric tons of coatings and over 1,160,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, the company said.
Robert Bourque, president of Crown Asia Pacific, said: “Innovation and sustainability have served as the backbone of Crown’s philosophy since we were founded 125 years ago.
“We are excited to advance the widely adopted SuperEnd beverage end technology platform even further and to support our customers in their sustainability journeys.”
The new Interchangeable SuperEnd beverage end is commercially available to beverage manufacturers across the Asia Pacific region.