The competitive food and beverage market faces a number of unique challenges for molders and brand owners. Milacron manufactures technologies that ensure end-products have superior shelf life, light-weight and interesting designs. Our Milacron Co-injection technology can be utilized for a diverse range of packaging; from beer to pet food, and from dairy to juice products. We offer the total solution for high-barrier packaging. We can offer standard injection and blow molding solutions as well as turnkey co-injection systems, including patented co-injection technologies, expert applications, and leading-edge R&D services. Our systems expand possibilities with groundbreaking barrier technologies. Customers can provide an expanded range of packaging options to their clients by leveraging our proven leadership in the industry.
Klear Can Co-Injection
Pioneered by Milacron’s most recent acquisition Kortec (now Milacron Co-injection), Klear Can features co-injection technology that elevates product-packaging possibilities. Through co-injection technology, Klear Can replicates the benefits of airtight metal cans in a plastic container. This allows shelf-stable foods to be stored in a BPA-free plastic container and extends shelf life by up to five years. The Klear Can is also fully retortable up to 130 degree Celsius. Klear Can’s cost-efficient design allows manufacturers to use it with existing downstream equipment for filling, seaming and retorting, thus requiring decreased capital equipment expenditures.
For plastics molders looking to enter the food industry traditionally dominated by metal canning and glass storage. The clarity of the Klear Can allows for new product marketing opportunities while brand owners can benefit from attractive design options.
Examples of these applications are:
- PET preforms and barrier preforms
- Caps and closures
- Thinwall containers