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CINCINNATI (Feb. 5, 2020) – Flexible packaging leader ProAmpac joined nkd® LIFE in celebrating their recognition as a finalist in the Best Environmentally-Friendly Packaging category of the 2019 World Beverage Innovation Awards. This award honored the “revolutionary” nkd TREK reusable water-purifying pouch that was developed in partnership with ProAmpac.
“Being named as a finalist in the 2019 World Beverage Innovation Awards draws attention to a revolutionary approach - a reusable, flexible packaging container for filtering water from taps, rivers, lakes and streams, which will be introduced to consumers in 2020,” stated Adam Grose, chief commercial officer for ProAmpac.
“The TREK pouch transforms water into safe, great tasting drinking water from sources without electricity,” according to Nik Soni from nkd LIFE. “It’s super-charging technology makes the water more alkaline and richer in antioxidants,” continues Soni.
The nkd LIFE proprietary filter screws into the removable cap in a BPA-free, leak-proof, dishwasher-safe pouch. By using the reusable pouch in combination with a nkd Life water reusable filter, this innovative approach effectively replaces 300 single use plastic bottles per filter going into landfills or being dumped into the sea. Over the course of a year this can amount to 50kg of saved plastic waste per person.
“We wanted to address the proliferation of discarded single use water bottles by creating a sustainable, portable and compact solution. This resulted in a flexible pouch, easy to carry and store, coupled with exceptional filtration abilities in a lightweight space saving design inherent to flexible packaging,” stated Soni.
Manuel Jaggi, product development manager for ProAmpac states, “Replacing the rigid bottle with a flexible pouch has big impact on the sustainability of the product, as flexible packaging increases the product-to-package ratio, reduces energy use during manufacturing, and reduces the resources required for delivery, distribution and storage.”
Jaggi continues, “To develop nkd’s TREK pouch, we utilized a high-performance laminated structure that has superior mechanical properties to reduce the amount of materials previously used in the rigid container.”
To learn more about how ProAmpac uses Collaborative Innovation to bring more sustainable products and solutions to market contact marketing at Marketing@ProAmpac.com.
About nkd Life
nkd LIFE is a British Company specializing in the design, development, manufacture and sales of cutting-edge water purification and filtration technologies that stand clearly ahead of the market in terms of design, technology, quality, functionality and ease of use. nkdLIFE.com
ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering. We provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. ProAmpac’s approach to sustainability – ProActive Sustainability® - provides innovative sustainable flexible packaging products to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals. We are guided in our work by four core values that are the basis for our success: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement. Cincinnati-based ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and co-investors. For more information, visit ProAmpac.com.
About Pritzker Private Capital
Pritzker Private Capital partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm's differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.
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