Sonoco unveils SoftPeel membrane

Global packaging company Sonoco has introduced its SoftPeel membrane, a new closure option for cans.

The membrane is said to deliver improved cut-finger protection, printable billboarding space, and a more natural look and feel than all-foil options, with a fibre content of around 70% recycled paper.

Jeff Tomaszewski, division vice president and general manager of rigid paper containers, North America at Sonoco, said: “We’ve heard from both consumers and brand owners about the risks of cut fingers from traditional membrane closures, and have worked to address this in our membrane and end portfolio.

“Sonoco’s SoftPeel membranes provide safer and easier opening for consumers, while providing the same barrier protection for the packaged product. The paper-based, multi-layer membrane also offers a space for brands to add their logo or promotional messaging.”

SoftPeel membranes are initially available in 401 (99mm) and 502 (127mm) diametres, with additional sizes under development.

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