Packaging Leaders Collaborate to Push ‘TopClip’ Worldwide.

By Sam Scane
Smurfit Kappa and KHS, the industry-leading packaging firms, are joining forces to push sustainable ‘TopClip’ worldwide...

Smurfit Kappa, Europe’s leading corrugated packaging company, has joined forces with KHS, a supplier of filling and packaging in the food and beverage industry, to roll out its sustainable ‘TopClip’ multipack packaging. The TopClip is a piece of sustainable packaging designed to replace the need for shrink wrap, is recyclable, and free from glue, making it 100% plastic-free. 

Not only is the product eco-friendly, but it’s also designed in such a way to cover the tops of, for example, multipacks of cans, reducing contamination and providing excellent consumer handling and branding opportunities, as well as boasting a 30% lower carbon footprint than shrink wrap. 

Commenting on the collaboration, Saverio Mayer, CEO, Smurfit Kappa Europe said: “Since its launch last year, the TopClip packaging solution has generated significant interest as a sustainable option to plastic alternatives and is considered one of the best solutions in the market, from both a consumer experience and sustainable perspective.

“Our customers rely on us to provide innovative and high-quality end-to-end packaging solutions and this partnership with a technology world leader like KHS allow us to work in perfect harmony with their high-spec machine solutions.”

Johannes T. Grobe, Chief Sales Officer at KHS, said: “At KHS, we take on a pioneering role when it comes to sustainability and the TopClip product illustrates a further alternative when it comes to providing sustainable packaging solutions for retailers and brands.

“Optimising packaging systems and thus saving on materials and energy has always been one of KHS’ core areas of expertise. TopClip is a further game-changer for the beverage industry, and together with Smurfit Kappa, we are delighted to provide our customers with a holistic packaging and automation solution", concluded Mr Grobe.

Even outside of the current state of the world, it’s easy to see why these global forces would want to team-up, potentially setting the bar for, and changing the landscape of, sustainable packaging worldwide. 

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