Canadian Packaging

Crown’s Peelfit wins Gold in DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

Innovation recognized for delivering an enhanced user experience and contributions to sustainability.

June 19, 2017   by Canadian Packaging staff

PHILADELPHIA, PA—CROWN Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. has been honored with a Gold Award in the 29th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation for its easy-open foil sealed can.

The Peelfit can, which enhances convenience, lightweighting and product protection, was highlighted as a standout product in the ‘technological advancement’ and ‘responsible packaging’ categories of the global competition.

Developed specifically for the dry food sector, Peelfit utilizes revolutionary Direct Heat Sealing Technology (DHS) to seal a peelable aluminum foil lid to a collapsed bead within the can body.

The end result is a package that is 16 percent lighter than cans using conventional foil seam closures. This unique design eliminates the need for the rigid steel ring that is typically required with double seaming applications.

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The innovation also offers significant sustainability advantages for manufacturers.

For example, DHS technology reduces energy use by 32 percent when compared to other existing foil seam closures. In addition, like all metal packaging, Peelfit is 100 percent recyclable and fully protects the package contents against oxygen, gas, light, moisture and other contaminants—keeping products fresher for longer.

Customers fill product through the base of the can before seaming on a non-easy-open end. No capital investment is needed to adopt Peelfit since changes do not need to be made to existing filling lines.

“The DuPont Packaging Awards honor innovations in the packaging supply chain that demonstrate excellence in technological advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience while incorporating science, inspiration and creativity,” comments DuPont global packaging leader Bernard Rioux. “Crown’s Peelfit can encapsulates all of these qualities, and is a true example of how companies innovate and collaborate to solve industry problems.”

About Crown Holdings, Inc.
Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit www.crowncork.com.


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