Sustainable packs for canned beers

Brewers are increasingly marketing their canned products in printed cartonboard multi-packs to avoid using plastics. The latest is the UK’s ShinDigger Brewing, which worked with corrugated specialist Cepac to design shelf-ready secondary packaging for its range of beers.

To reduce its impact on the environment, the Manchester brewer replaced trays and shrinkwraps for its 12 packs of 440ml cans.

The construction, which can also be applied to 330ml cans, uses FSC certified liners, combined with a click-and-close design and two top flaps. The structure is said to eliminate the need for additional tape or glue with the pack design strengthening the packaging for transit. 

The pack is also said to reduce energy consumption in the packing process. Cutting down on pack assembly time has also improved production efficiency and increased output for the brewer.

Jacqui McCarthy, business development manager for Cepac, says: “The craft beer market in the UK is booming, and in such a vibrant market place it’s great to partner with innovative companies such as ShinDigger to create a high-quality, sustainable product that will stand out.”

More information from Cepac, Faverdale Industrial Estate, Darlington, County Durham DL3 0PE. Tel: 44 1325 284284. Website:www.cepac.co.uk