Plastic can mirrors benefits of canned food packaging

By Jenni Spinner

- Last updated on GMT

The Apollo container from Corby is designed to impart the shelf-life benefit of can packaging with the pluses of plastic.
The Apollo container from Corby is designed to impart the shelf-life benefit of can packaging with the pluses of plastic.

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RPC Containers Corby has launched a plastic container designed to offer benefits traditionally associated with can packaging.

The Apollo is a 380-ml container that reportedly offers extended ambient shelf light, light weight, ease of handling and safety benefits of plastic, with convenience of plastic packaging (including re-closing). The container combines extended ambient shelf life (typically associated with metal cans) with all the established lightweight, easy handling and safety benefits of plastics and also offers re-closing capability.
Product protection

The high barrier container features a PP/EVOH/PP multilayer structure, intended to protect against oxygen ingress in order to ensure long shelf life.  It reportedly is suitable for a variety of food processes including hot fill, retort and pasteurizing.

According to the UK-based company, the container offers an attractive, fluted design in the same diameter as a can, with full sleeving and labeling options to create effecting branding and on-shelf appeal. The Apollo also is stackable, which can help maximize shelf space.

Minimizing food waste

The neck of the Apollo container is specifically designed for the Aptar Bap Trilogy closure, which reportedly ensures excellent pack integrity and product freshness. The foil seal features a plastic ring pull for easy opening, and it has an overcap for reclosing to minimize food waste.

The lightweight pack is said to be highly resistant to breakage and denting. Additionally, the container does not have any sharp edges, a design feature intended to provide maximum safety and convenience in the home. 

Packaging innovation

According to Michael Stegeman, RPC Corby general manager, the container reflects the firm’s goal of pushing the boundaries and innovating in the area of barrier plastics.

The Apollo offers all the established benefits of multilayer plastic in a popular container format​,” he said. “Just as important are its sustainable advantages of extended product shelf life, reduced food waste and light weight, which underline its relevance in today’s environmentally-aware markets​.”

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1 comment

New company

Posted by Aura Venegas,

I WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON THE ITEM AND PRICE. CAN I PACK HOT SOUP OR SALSA. IF YOU NEED TO REACH ME MY NUMBER IS 323 637-9524
THANK YOU.

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