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Hoffmann receives two awards from The Canmaker magazine

By Turchette   

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The company’s airtight metal lid takes Gold in the lids and closures category, while its all-metal CR cans are awarded bronze for prototyping

Thun, Switzerland — Hoffmann Neopac, a global supplier of high-quality cans for the baby-food, well-being and consumer-goods industries, was recognized in The Canmaker Magazine‘s annual competition for two of its recently launched can solutions. Specifically, the company’s resealable, airtight metal lid received a Gold Award in the “Ends, Caps & Closures” competition category.

The airtight metal lid was developed in collaboration with the customer and is made with an added food-safe compound that makes it ideal for coffee and other dry products. In countries with high humidity, products suffered from a short shelf life after first opening. Hoffmann’s latest metal lid for three-piece cans, 73 mm in diameter, seals well and guarantees freshness and refillability. In addition, the packaging is fully recyclable in the metal stream.

The lid’s freshness seal is made possible by the precise placement of a food-safe sealing ring that presses on the rim of the can container when it is closed. The lids can be embossed for a customized design and are also available in a Green Steel version, with 70 per cent less carbon emissions. In addition, the lid is stackable, making it easier to store and transport the cans.

In the Prototyping category, Hoffmann received a Bronze Award for its child-resistant all-metal can with high barrier. The fully recyclable cans are ideal for various products where child safety is a must, such as medical cannabis and certain foods and cosmetics. The all-metal cans are the company’s second generation of CR cans. The first generation still contained plastic inserts. By switching to all-metal construction, the cans are not only more recyclable, but keep fresh and provide protection from light.

Hoffmann’s all-metal CR cans are lightweight, durable and can be labeled or offset printed. Both the lid and the body of the can can be decorated, providing enough space for branding and the necessary safety instructions. The cans also protect the taste and integrity of the product and are easy to fill, refill and reseal by hand. Most importantly, they protect children from unplanned ingestion of a product.

About Hoffmann Neopac

Hoffmann Neopac is a privately owned company, headquartered in Thun, Switzerland. The group produces high-quality metal and plastic packaging in six locations: HOFFMANN tins in Thun and Holland; Polyfoil® and plastic tubes with NEOPAC in Switzerland, Hungary and the U.S.; and 3D Neopac in India. Its longstanding customers include international pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer goods manufacturers in the European, North American and Asian markets.

In the Business Unit HOFFMANN, the company employs around 165 employees and has a capacity of 900 million tins. The company is dedicated to sustainability in both its manufacturing processes with renewable electricity and corporate culture, including a dedicated eco-conscious packaging portfolio. For more information, visit www.hoffmann.ch.

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