Board Converting News, March 14, 2022

WestRock, Grupo Modelo Partner On CanCollar Eco Packaging In a partnership with WestRock and Grupo Gondi, Grupo Modelo is investing roughly $4 million dollars in the sus- tainable, fiber-based CanCollar® Eco solution in Quintana Roo, a Mexican state on the Yucatan Peninsula. The part- nership aims to help advance the beer company’s sustain- ability goals by eliminating its use of plastic rings in Mexico. Grupo Modelo is the first company in the Americas to adopt the recyclable CanCollar® Eco technology, which will replace hard-to-recycle plastic packaging and is ex- pected to result in over 100 fewer tons of plastic waste each year. “At Grupo Modelo, we are continuing to evaluate vari- ous alternatives for plastic rings in the packaging of beer cans,” said Soqui Calderon, Regional Director of Sustain- ability for Grupo Modelo. “This is how we discovered Can- Collar Eco, a new solution developed by WestRock and produced in Mexico by Grupo Gondi. Made from recycla- ble paperboard, this innovative packaging uses the least amount of material required to hold and to keep our beer cans secure through the supply chain.” This solution will result in sustainability gains; specif- ically, it will enable the elimination of plastic rings on all cans sold in Quintana Roo in two phases. First, the 6-pack 355ml Corona Extra, Montejo and Modelo Especial can


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rings are being replaced. Then, in early 2022, the first high speed CanCollar Fortuna® machine for the application of this packaging will be installed to eliminate the use of plas- tic rings across Mexico on 6-packs including 355 million cans of Corona Extra, Montejo, Modelo Especial, Barrilito, Negra Modelo and Victoria, as well as the 4-pack 473 ml cans of Victoria, Modelo Especial and Corona. Unlike a cardboard box that completely covers the product, CanCollar Eco uses only a paperboard clip to hold the upper part of the cans, making possible the goal of removing approximately 12 million plastic rings per year from the market. “We look forward to helping Grupo Modelo meet its sustainability goals through the implementation of this in- novative, fiber-based packaging,” said Patrick Kivits, Presi- dent of Consumer Packaging at WestRock.


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 37 years of experience, USA and International. We offer below or above roof systems featur- ing cyclones OR screen separators with real time pressure balancing for optimal dust control. High efficiency cyclones for sheet transfer exhaust systems eliminate water con- sumption and deliver dust directly to compactor or briquet- ter for low maintenance, long term sustainability and reli- ability. System audits, dust explosivity tests and dust hazard analysis (DHA’s) available. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available at significant savings.


March 14, 2022

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