Nescafé adopts fully recyclable closure
This Innovation Spotlight comes courtesy of Meyer Seals®, whose ALKOzell™ mono sealing solution has been adopted by Nestlé for its iconic NESCAFÉ brand.
With the goal to offer a sustainable, easier to recycle packaging for brand owners, without having to compromise on the sealing integrity or the barrier properties of the product, Meyer Seals® has developed a fully recyclable reseal liner tailor-made to match a polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE) closure and make the closure fully recyclable.
This new development replaces the traditional use of paperboard-backed reseal liners used as a substrate during the induction sealing process, and thereby eliminates the need for post-consumer waste segregation of the caps and closures.
Nestlé has taken a step closer towards achieving its sustainable development goals by adopting fully recyclable caps with the ALKOzell™ mono for their brand NESCAFÉ. Nescafé has decided to move away from using the long-established paperboard backed reseal liner (substrate) to a polypropylene-based reseal liner compatible and fully recyclable with their polypropylene closure.
This sealing liner is EU and FDA food contact compliant, and its recyclability has been tested and approved with Interseroh zero waste solutions, who offer a highly efficient way of sorting lightweight packaging and mixed recyclable materials for customers across Europe.
After nearly 18 months of development, Meyer Seals team is proud of this achievement, which is in line with their EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) commitment, aimed towards continuously improving on environmental sustainability and recyclability.
Induction seal improves seal quality and shelf-life for Nescafé
With induction, the liner is captured inside the plastic snap-on closure as the closure is applied. Whether it’s for leakage protection, preserving freshness, extending shelf life, protecting against tampering or meeting export requirements, companies and industries like these around the world trust Enercon’s induction sealing systems: