At a glance 1 min

Brewing a new coffee capsule

Brewing a new coffee capsule
Brewing a new coffee capsule

Since the end of 2012, the Swiss Coffee Company has been marketing coffee in compostable plastic capsules, in an aroma-type barrier packaging, together with coffee machines, in Switzerland under the brand name beanarella. 
BASF’s plastic ecovio was chosen for both the capsule and also the composition of the multilayer composite structure of the outer shell of the capsules designed to seal in the coffee aroma. The plastic ecovio, which is composed largely of renewable raw materials, has found its first production application in a system solution for packaging.

The idea for the product came to the Swiss company's founders in 2011. A project completion time of 13 months was all it took to bring high-grade coffee packaged in injection moulded biodegradable plastic capsules to market. The company’s goal is to market high-quality coffee that satisfies both social and environmental criteria when it comes to production. The packaging is also expected to satisfy similar criteria.

More information
http://www.plasticsportal.net/wa/plasticsEU~en_GB/portal/show/common/plasticsportal_news/2013/13_302

If you enjoyed this article, you'll love the next!
  • An inflatable incubator
    At a glance 1 min
    An inflatable incubator

    An English student has designed an incubator for premature babies, intended for use in developing countries. Christened "MOM", it is 90% cheaper than standard incubators. Neonatal mortality is very h...

  • Bbunik, a new pacifier to protect baby teeth!
    At a glance 1 min
    Bbunik, a new pacifier to protect baby teeth!

    Bbunik, a new silicone orthodontic pacifier that protects babies’ teeth and corrects oral malformations, won the Silver Medal at the 2017 Concours Lépine in Paris. A great invention to help avoid spen...

  • Urban Chameleon, 1 solution, 3 possibilities!
    At a glance 1 min
    Urban Chameleon, 1 solution, 3 possibilities!

    Italian designer Chiara Daniele has designed a multifunction concept that not only fulfills basic transportation needs, but also provides a place of safety to young kids within the four walls. Call...