Crown Cork & Seal Company recently received a number of awards for its closures, design and its self-heating can.
The company received the WorldStar Award in the Food/Retail Category for its Eole III high performance easy open end, together with two Steel Packaging Effectiveness Awards for its self-heating can and its shaping technology.
Both the award ceremonies took place at last month's Interpack show, held in Dusseldorf, Germany. WorldStar Awards are presented to packages which, having already won recognition in a national competition, are compared by an expert panel of judges to similar packages from around the world. APEAL's Steel Packaging Effectiveness Award recognises packaging concepts that have proven successful in the market and generated increased sales, market share, profitability, brand awareness and/or consumer attitude shifts.
Eole III is manufactured with thinner and harder double reduced steel, decreasing the peel force required to open the can by 25 per cent. The end is significantly smoother and easier to open without risk of spillage, and does not compromise superior performance through filling, handling and distribution channels. The technology is fully interchangeable with existing Crown ends, enabling customers to use the same seamer parts thereby maximising production uptime and eliminating costly changeovers.
Developed in collaboration with Nestle and Thermotic Developments, Crown's self-heating can increases the temperature of the can contents by 40 degrees Celsius in only three minutes. The container withstands retort and sterilization, and is ideal for many hot foods, including coffee, tea, soups, sauces and dairy-based products. The container is currently undergoing market testing in the United Kingdom with Nestle's Nescafe Original Coffee.
Crown Cork & Seal is one of the world's leading suppliers of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.