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Clondalkin Bury nominated for World Beverage Innovation Awards
Clondalkin Bury nominated for World Beverage Innovation Awards
We are proud to announce that Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has been nominated for an award in the Best Closure category of the prestigious World Beverage Innovations Awards.

Now in its 14th successful year, the awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global beverage industry.

This year, 229 entries from 37 different countries competed in 26 categories. Overall winners from each of the categories will be announced at the awards ceremony, to be held on 9 November during BrauBeviale in Germany.

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has been nominated for its innovative lidding solution for the capsules used in a revolutionary new tea machine. The T.O by Lipton™ is the result of 5 years R&D by brand-owner, Unilever and is entirely different to any other product on the market.

The tea machine, designed for the home, uses ‘loose’ tea-leaf capsules which release tea into a visible brewing orb in order to create the optimum brew, with different water temperatures and brewing times tailored to its individual tea variants.

The lids are produced from alufoil with the variant name and brand logo de-embossed out of diamond pattern embossed foil, which was enabled by investment in new equipment. In total there are six ‘families’ of tea and infusion flavours and each is differentiated by individual coloured lids.

John Chadwick, Managing Director of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury, comments: “We needed to create lids of the highest quality which were easily perforable by the machine, yet robust enough to protect the integrity of the capsule, including the aroma and freshness of the product inside. We also had to manufacture the lids to a very tightly controlled tolerance, as the exact position of the perforations determines the functionality of the machine and the brewing process.

“The alufoil lids needed to have a premium look and feel, to reflect the high quality of the specially blended loose teas inside and the high-end spec of the product. We also had to produce six different colours of material that could be totally immersed during the brewing process and guaranteed that the tea was safe for human consumption. To ensure this, our materials underwent a rigorous external testing and certification process at the Intertek chemical testing laboratory, in The Netherlands.

"We are delighted to be nominated in recognition of our unique lidding solution for such an innovative, high profile product."

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury is part of the Clondalkin Group of companies, which produces innovative packaging solutions for brands throughout the world.

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