Pod Pack's new sustainable materials are suitable for firms that want to reduce their plastic and carbon footprints in the K-Cup market
Food packaging provider Smile Compostable Solutions has inked a material sales agreement with Pod Pack International for compostable, plant-based and carbon-neutral coffee pods.
Pod Pack International is a co-manufacturer of single-serve coffee and tea pods and cups.
Smile Compostable said that customers of Pod Pack now have more sustainable options due to its ability to produce commercial plant-based coffee pods that are compatible with Keurig brewers.
The deal shows Smile’s ability to provide turnkey solutions as the only biodegradable pod system that is completely certified.
Smile Beverage Werks doing business as Smile Compostable Solutions said that Pod Pack provides high-quality pods that are compatible with Keurig brewers.
The firm uses custom equipment from IMA Coffee to produce 420 coffee pods per minute using an in-line ultrasonic sealing method. The machine’s modular architecture also offers additional versatility.
Pod Pack supports firms that intend to lower their plastic and carbon footprints in the K-Cup industry using new sustainable materials.
Pod Pack CEO Marion Gray said: “The Team at Pod Pack is excited to partner with Smile to bring this innovative solution to the single-serve coffee and tea marketplace.
“This allows Pod Pack to expand our market-leading offering of compostable single-serve products.”
The plant-based pods have received several certifications, including USDA Biobased, Commercially Compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), and Composter Approved by the Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA).
Smile Beverage Werks PBC co-founder and COO Frankie Schuster said: “Pod Pack’s state-of-the-art capsule filling equipment and experience made them an ideal client.
“We are excited to help both Pod Pack and their customers be leaders in the sustainable coffee sector.”