Can Lids are designed to facilitate access to contents.
October 9, 2007 -
Available in 73 mm dia, Easylift(TM) easy-open ends feature gap between can lid and tab that facilitates opening of canned food products without can opener or other tools. Product is designed to provide simpler tab access while retaining all opening performance of Eole(TM) technology. Compatible with existing can line equipment, this convenience packaging can be implemented with one-off adjustments that require no production downtime.
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Crown Holdings, Inc
One Crown Way
Philadelphia, PA, 19154-4599
Innovative Easylift(TM) Easy-Open Ends from Crown Set New Standard for Convenience
Crown Working with Nestle Purina Petcare Europe to Trial Ends in The Netherlands
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19 -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK) (Crown) (http://www.crowncork.com/) announces the launch of its patented Easylift(TM) easy-open ends, a revolutionary new standard in convenience packaging. Crown is currently working with Nestle Purina Petcare Europe to trial the new ends on its 400g packages of cat and dog food in The Netherlands. Once tests are completed, Nestle Purina intends to introduce this new standard across all of its major European brands.
Easylift(TM) easy-open ends significantly improve tab access, while retaining all the opening performance of Crown's flagship Eole(TM) technology. The end's improved tab access makes it easier and faster for consumers, including seniors, children and the physically impaired, to open canned food products without using a can opener or other tools.
"Easylift(TM) easy-open ends offer a simple and important benefit: greater consumer convenience," comments Tom Buday, Marketing Director of Nestle Purina Petcare Europe. "Crown's innovation features a generous gap between the can lid and tab for easier access to the product inside. With these new ends, we can better meet increasing consumer demands for more convenient packaging."
Easylift(TM) easy-open ends are also compatible with existing can line equipment. Only one-off adjustments are needed, allowing brand owners to incorporate the innovative ends with no production downtime. They also continue to perform through all levels of the supply chain.
Crown's latest innovation is ideal for a wide range of food applications including ready meals, fruits and vegetables, fish, dairy and pet food. Currently available in 73mm diameter and manufactured in France, production in additional locations in Europe and North America will begin shortly.
"Crown is committed to developing new technologies that help our customers build stronger brands by meeting the evolving needs of consumers," says John W. Conway, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Holdings. "Our new Easylift(TM) easy-open ends will help brand owners like Nestle Purina achieve greater consumer preference and loyalty by significantly improving product interaction and convenience."
About Crown Holdings, Inc.
Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit http://www.crowncork.com/.
For more information, contact:
In Europe: Ana Ces-Agraso, Marketing Director, CROWN Food Europe; Tel: +441235 402796; Email: email@example.com.
In the United States: Hella Neffati, Marketing Manager, CROWN Food Packaging USA; Tel: (215) 698-6056; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.