December 2017

High performance cup costs less and is more environmentally friendly

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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.

The New Plastics Economy report published in 2016, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum warned that there will be more waste plastic in the sea than fish by 2050, unless the industry cleans up its act. Packaging plays a major role. Join our Facebook group More Plastic Than Fish to be part of the conversation.

thepackhubs-viewThis 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.

December 2015

User-friendly closure system enhances consumer experience

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A unique user-friendly closure systemÿfrom SqueezeOpen is a primary packaging solution created to enhance consumer lifestyle. With a modern look and tactile feel, it is designed specifically to satisfy consumer demands for packaging that improves convenience, pack performance and ease of use. SqueezeOpen has an easy opening and closing action which improves the consumer experience and promotes interaction. It desires only a gentle squeeze to open the pack with an effortless pop to press it closed. It really is that quick and simple making it extremely addictive to use. These effective usability features provide valuable advantages for multi-use products, single handed use, people on the go, and for individuals with dexterity problems, whilst continuing to build brand strength and customer loyalty. SqueezeOpen is recommended for personal care, food and confectionery, vitamin and supplements, and various home-care packaging.

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