Milacron develops Clear Plastic Can for Tropical Fruits

Plastics CanMilacron, a global leader in the manufacture, distribution, and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the plastic technology and processing industry, has revolutionized the canned food industry in partnership with S&W Fine Foods International, a Del Monte Pacific Ltd company. S&W, a brand with premium foods, established in 1896 in California, made a striking presence on the shelves in Asia with their pineapple chunks and slices packaged in the Milacron Klear Can. The Klear Cans are prominently appearing on store shelves in Seoul, South Korea and Shanghai, China.

S&W Fine Foods International, the first company in the world to offer tropical fruit in a clear plastic can molded, filled, seamed, retorted and shipped thousands of cans to grocers; the first markets to receive the Klear Can products are in Asia

Having developed the Klear Can, a disruptive invention in food packaging, Milacron Co-injection has created is an ideal alternative to metal cans for fruits, vegetables, soups, meats, and other products. The Klear Can is the first truly transformational innovation in the canned food preservation industry in nearly 200-year’s history.

Tom Goeke, Milacron CEO, stated, “After years of development and strong positive consumer results, we’re excited to have S&W Fine Foods International on-board as a partner to launch the Milacron Klear Can in key global markets. We are also thrilled about the prospect of transforming the metal can industry.”

Steve Morris, President Milacron Systems, elaborated, “We’ve gained a tremendous amount of in-house technical knowledge during the development of Klear Can, which allows us to support our customers and the industry in the adoption of this ground-breaking technology. Klear Can is a natural extension of Milacron’s industry-leading co-injection molding expertise.”

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