Packaging specialist ALPLA is rolling out a new generation of biodegradable coffee capsules for the Blue Circle brand as a solution made of organic material. This stands out in particular in terms of odor and taste neutrality. The certified system in the familiar design offers top coffee enjoyment thanks to improved barrier properties.
Recyclable, safe and particularly tasteless and odor-neutral – the global packaging company has taken an organic material and developed a home-compostable solution with a barrier. The certified system consisting of a capsule and a sealing foil minimizes the effects on the capsule contents and the unwanted migration of coffee aroma to the environment.
With the innovative Blue Circle capsules, ALPLA is offering coffee suppliers, wholesalers, filling companies and roasting plants a resource-conserving alternative. “Around the world, consumer behavior is becoming more and more sustainable. We see ourselves as pioneers and are developing the packaging solutions of the future. With the biodegradable coffee capsule, we are not only helping our customers achieve their sustainability targets but are also acting in line with the new EU Packaging Regulation, which will require compostable solutions for individual coffee portion packaging in the future,” said Nicolas Lehner, CCO at ALPLA.
The capsules are injection-molded using the company’s own facilities and are produced in the familiar Blue Circle design for the best results in terms of compatibility and handling. Here, ALPLA is processing a newly developed organic material that is not at odds with food and feedstuff production. “The combination of the material, design and production process is key to the capsules’ stability, leak tightness and barrier. Our technological expertise and experience result in the optimum solution for unadulterated enjoyment,” added Lehner.
The entire packaging including sealing foil and contents has been awarded the ‘OK Compost Home’ and ‘OK Compost Industrial’ certification marks by TUV Austria. The Blue Circle coffee capsules can therefore simply be disposed of via home compost or in the organic waste bin.