The company's airtight metal lid takes gold in the lids and closures category, while its all-metal CR cans are awarded bronze for prototyping.
Thun, Switzerland - Hoffmann Neopac, a global supplier of high-quality cans for the baby food, wellbeing and consumer goods industries, was recognized in The Canmaker Magazine's annual competition for two of its recently launched can solutions. Specifically, the company's resealable, airtight metal lid received a Gold Award in the "Ends, Caps & Closures" competition category.
The airtight metal lid was developed in collaboration with the customer and is made with an added food-safe compound that makes it ideal for coffee and other dry products. In countries with high humidity, products suffered from a short shelf life after first opening. Hoffmann's latest metal lid for 3-piece cans in diameter 73 mm seals well and guarantees freshness and refillability. In addition, the packaging is fully recyclable in the metal stream.
The lid's freshness seal is made possible by the precise placement of a food-safe sealing ring that presses on the rim of the can container when it is closed. The lids can be embossed for a customized design and are also available in a Green Steel version, with 70% less carbon emissions. In addition, the lid is stackable, making it easier to store and transport the cans.
In the Prototyping category, Hoffmann received a Bronze Award for its child-resistant all-metal can with high barrier. The fully recyclable cans are ideal for various products where child safety is a must, such as medical cannabis and certain foods and cosmetics. The all-metal cans are the company's second generation of CR cans. The first generation still contained plastic inserts. By switching to all-metal construction, the cans are not only more recyclable, but keep fresh and provide protection from light.
Hoffmann’s all-metal CR cans are lightweight, durable and can be labeled or offset printed. Both the lid and the body of the can can be decorated, providing enough space for branding and the necessary safety instructions. The cans also protect the taste and integrity of the product and are easy to fill, refill and reseal by hand. Most importantly, they protect children from unplanned ingestion of a product.