10. Mar 2021
Luxembourg-based company Capsul’in Pro has launched its Zero Impact Nespresso-compatible coffee capsule, the first of its kind to be 100% biobased, certified home compostable and with a high oxygen barrier that protects the flavour and aroma of the coffee.
The Zero Impact capsule is completely plant-based and does not contain materials derived from fossil fuels. After use, the capsule can be put in a home compost bin or collected with organic waste.
The product premiered yesterday at the AMI Single Serve virtual conference, presented by company CEO Laurent Lombart. Capsul’in Pro has spent 5 years developing the technology to be the first company to solve the challenge of making a coffee capsule that is both biobased and has a high oxygen barrier.
Laurent Lombart said, “Today, thanks to Capsul’in Pro’s IML Zero Impact capsule, consumers can have a more sustainable, home compostable coffee capsule with an excellent result in cup. Consumers now have more coffee capsule choices for a more sustainable everyday life. We are committed to shifting a significant share of the coffee capsule market to our Zero Impact capsules.”
Zero Impact refers to the capsule’s Zero Impact on fossil resources. This new capsule is in line with the European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan which aims to reduce the environmental impact of packaging by 2030.
Capsul’in Pro is one of the largest manufacturers of empty Nespresso-compatible capsules serving large coffee brands and coffee distributors worldwide. The company was founded in 2011 and is owned by the three founders. Capsul’in Pro developed and owns the proprietary, patented IML technology which allows the oxygen barrier and pre-printed labels to be applied directly onto coffee capsules.
The Zero Impact coffee capsules are produced in Luxembourg and the company produces its other ranges across the EU and Switzerland, assuring quality control and strict compliance with EU regulation.
A more comprehensive article will be available in the next issue of bioplastics MAGAZINE (02/21).