Plastic injection moulding experts Amaray have created a new high performance beverage cup in association with Oxford based innovation business Bockatech. EcoCore has been developed to deliver a high performance environmentally-friendly packaging solution. The food and drink cup is a single material solution that is resuable. It offers thermal insulation. The solution is low cost as it uses minimal amounts of PP. A patented ‘no-seam lip’ gives a better seal so there’s less risk of drips.Built in insulation helps to keep beverage hot or cold as well as keeping hands at the right temperature. A super rigid body ensures that the lid stays on even when the cup is knocked or squeezed. A recent environmental impact study indicated a 70% reduction in greenhouse gases compared to twin-wall paper cups.
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This is a well thought through execution that delivers several functional benefits as well as environmental and cost advantages. Beverage cup reuse is a good way of tackling the sector’s sustainability challenges.
This has opportunities to be applied in the Beverage and Food sectors.