Milacron Holdings Corp. has sold both the first Klear Can production system, and the use of the company's Kortec coinjection technology to make single-use coffee pods that are fully recyclable.
Milacron announced both news items on July 18 — but the company did not identify the customers for either one.
Milacron's Klear Can is a see-through food package designed to replace the traditional tin can for food such as fruits, vegetables, soups and meats. Milacron said the breakthrough has “led to the first major commercial sale of the production system for a large brand owner focusing on tropical fruits.” Klear Cans made on the production line will hit store shelves by the first quarter of 2017.
Plastics News reported in May that Del Monte Pacific Ltd. was in final talks for the Klear Can technology. Del Monte Pacific, a major supplier of pineapple, tomatoes and fruit juice, is listed on stock exchanges in Singapore and the Philippines.