Clear gains: Fruit firm brings clear can packaging to Asia

Clear gains Fruit firm brings clear can packaging to Asia

S&W, a Del Monte company, is launching clear fruit cans in stores in Seoul, South Korea, and Shanghai, China.

S&W Fine Foods International, a Del Monte company, is rolling out clear fruit cans for its products sold in Seoul, South Korea, and Shanghai, China.

The firm says the use of Milacron’s Klear Can shows consumers the quality and freshness of its pineapple products at the time of purchase.

Milacron CEO Tom Goeke said: “After years of development and strong positive consumer results, we’re excited to have S&W Fine Foods International on-board as a partner to launch the Milacron Klear Can in key global markets. We are also thrilled about the prospect of transforming the metal can industry.

Industry-standard

S&W is the first company to offer tropical fruit in clear plastic cans. Milacron’s Klear Can is suitable for fruits, vegetables, soup, meat and other products.

The Klear Can is In-Mould Label (IML) compatible, using the same industry-standard can ends, filling, seaming and retorting machinery as metal cans.

The firm added that the can is a patented co-injection moulded, polypropylene EVOH plastic can, which can be cooked and seamed, meeting all industry standards. It is BPA-free for safe food contact, recyclable, and is fully microwavable.

Source: Lester Wan, Food Navigator Asia

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