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Article | June 23, 2014
PP coffee pods win award
Intelligent Blends received the People’s Choice Award for Packaging at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) 26th Annual Exposition in Seattle, WA.
The San Diego-based company received this recognition for their single-serve coffee in a polypropylene cup. The prestigious People’s Choice Award is determined by experts in the coffee industry who vote during the conference.
Intelligent Blends is a leading co-packer in the gourmet single serve market. Recently they partnered with Printpack Rigid in order to offer the first coffee packaged in a PP pod that is compatible with the commonly used Keurig® brewing system.
With a focus on creating innovative and sustainable packaging, Printpack developed a PP pod with puncturability characteristics that rival the polystyrene pods currently used in this market. According to Printpack, PP is less costly, is more recyclable, and produces 30% less greenhouse gas emissions than polystyrene. It also offers 10 times the moisture barrier, says Printpack.
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