Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas (AFEA) is proud to announce a breakthrough in flexible packaging for the coffee market. Called NaturePlus Renewable, this three ply laminate is based on renewably sourced materials produced and converted by Amcor.
AFEA, in partnership with Beyers Coffee, have developed an innovative coffee bag for the exclusive BénéCafé coffee brand using NaturePlus Renewable. The bag not only contains 58% renewable carbon based on the ASTM D6866 test method*, it also has excellent barrier properties and seal integrity essential for keeping the freshness and aroma of the coffee.
Importantly, the BénéCafé ground coffee bag offers a number of consumer features including it’s easy to open with good dead-fold to help with storage once opened and it’s a natural look and warm feel from the paper outer layer of the laminate.
“At Beyers Coffee, we appreciate Amcor's expertise in sustainability and innovative product knowledge which has enabled us to develop cutting edge renewable packaging for our BénéCafé brand,” says Nathalie Vanderkindere, Product Manager Sustainability at Beyers Coffee.
NaturePlus Renewable joins the Amcor NaturePlus range. With its renewable capabilities, it perfectly complements this range of renewable, compostable or recyclable products suitable for packaging a wide range of products including fresh produce, frozen foods, snacks, confectionery bakery and a whole lot more.
Initial responses are very positive as the film functions like conventional packaging. “We are thrilled with the results that NaturePlus Renewable is showing so far,” says Peter Ettridge, AFEA Sustainability Manager. “Providing responsible packaging means that we must meet our stakeholders’ expectations to deliver innovations that have the potential to reduce packaging’s environmental impact utilising our expertise as a global packaging leader to make a positive contribution to society.
*ASTM D6866 - 11 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Biobased Content of Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous Samples Using Radiocarbon Analysis