17. May 2023
Recyclable, safe, and particularly tasteless and odour-neutral – ALPLA (Hard, Austria) presents a new generation of biodegradable coffee capsules for the Blue Circle brand.
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 minimises 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 behaviour 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”, emphasises Nicolas Lehner, CCO at Alpla.
Enjoyment and safety
The capsules are injection-moulded 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 bioplastic material which 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”, adds Lehner.
The entire bioplastic-based packaging including sealing foil and contents has been awarded the OK compost HOME and OK compost INDUSTRIAL certification marks by TÜV Austria. The Blue Circle coffee capsules can therefore simply be disposed of via home compost or in the organic waste bin (where permitted). AT