Board Converting News, March 15, 2021

GPI Launches Cap-It Recyclable Paperboard Solution To Reduce Consumption Of Plastic Atlanta, Georgia based Graphic Packaging International (GPI) is empha- sizing its commitment to supporting beverage brands on their plastics re- duction journey with its latest recyclable paperboard packaging solution, Cap-It, an innovative clip with neck rings for multipack polyethylene tere- phthalate (PET) or recycled (rPET) bottles. The paperboard clip, made of renewable materials, is an alternative to traditional shrink film packaging, increasing overall pack recyclability to 100 percent.

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“Graphic Packaging’s wide range of sustainable paperboard beverage solutions work well with multiple can, glass bottle and PET bottle config- urations,” said Roxanne McSpadden, Director of Marketing and Beverage New Product Development at Graphic Packaging. “Cap-It is our latest inno- vation for PET bottles that replaces traditional plastic multipack solutions, such as rings and shrink films. With Cap-It, customers are guaranteed a 100 percent recyclable package that aids the circular economy by provid- ing fibers that can circulate multiple times through the recycling chain and becoming new packaging.” Commonly used to house four- to eight-count bottles, the Cap-It clip uses minimal paperboard while enhancing on-shelf differentiation. Prod- uct branding can be consistently viewed in full, from all angles. The unique design provides integrity throughout the supply chain and offers a com- fortable handling experience for consumers. “Our multi-award-winning solution, KeelClip, has helped our customers achieve environmental improvements via clip-format application through- out 2020, and we continue to innovate with solutions such as Cap-It to ensure our customers have tailored packaging that suits their individual needs,” continued McSpadden. Graphic Packaging has a long history of providing both cartons and automated machinery systems to drive innovation and provide support for high-speed filling and those working to get started with a sustainable pa- per-based solution. The portfolio takes into account operational require- ments and delivers consumer benefits with designs that are easy-to-han- dle and convenient to use. The Graphic Packaging Vision 2025 aims to make 100 percent of its products fully recyclable by 2025. The company is joining other like-mind- CONTINUED ON PAGE 14



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