IDE Online Magazine Mayo 2017 - Page 35

The Crowler® name is a Ball trademark, and it refers to the container itself. The machine used to close it is made by an American company and is sold through Oskar Blues. Then, Bachmann adds, “DSG’s unique lug thread and seal lining technologies, utilizing Actega’s seal material, combines to finish this innovative package for the craft beer industry”.

Finally the TPE sealing compound for closures – SVELOX® 5200 L – is part of Actega DS oxygen scavenger product family, protecting beverages from oxygen induced taste deterioration. It was developed for use on fruit juices, beer and mineral water and shows excellent elastic and organoleptic properties. This compound is based on SVELON® 520L with the oxygen scavenger package. After this compound became approved with the DSG Cap Can, breweries asked for reduction of the oxygen in the headspace to ensure taste properties and shelf life of the beer within the container. Therefore the SVELOX® 5200 L became a suitable solution for this specific application.

An overview of the benefits

Increase the to go business of breweries, bars, coffee shops, grocery chains with a convenient take home package

-Easy to fill and cap on site

-Customized cans using either pressure sensitive labels or shrink sleeves

-Resealable cap for maintaining freshness and drinking anytime, anywhere

-Seal liner in cap contains oxygen scavenger to help keep beer fresh

-Easy pour opening

Coming to Europe

The updated version of the table-top seamer will allow seaming of the standard end a n d Cap Can version, carry CE standards, and food safety standards required for chains such as Kroger (U.S. largest grocery chain by sales volume in excess of $115 billion) to purchase and use the machine.

The Crowler is currently available in the United States. But with things heating up in the craft beer world in UK and EU, Oskar Blues reports about lots of inquiries from companies there wishing to purchase the system. Brew Dog with 100 locations has recently committed to begin using Crowlers.

Actega DS will be presenting at Interpack in Düsseldorf, May 4-10, 2017, innovations in the areas of packaging and sealing compounds at Stand 11A12 in Hall 11 and at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, October 17-21, innovations in the area of TPE materials for medical and pharmaceutical applications as well as consumer goods at Stand B5-5210 in Hall B5.