November 10: First application of a peelable easy-open food-can lid that helps processing won the Supreme Gold Award for Impress Metal Packaging in the Best in Metal awards organised by the UK-based Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA).

Presented at a gala dinner in London on Friday evening, the award recognised how the Easip lid launched by Bonduelle for its 200g canned vegetables in 2008 extends performance and enables higher processing pressures when compared to conventional Easy Peel systems.

“This development shows how the humble food can is at the forefront of technical developments in ambient food packaging,” said the judges.

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