Liquibox Launches Recycle-Ready Urn-liner for Iced Tea and Coffee Beverage Dispensers
With many of the world’s Quick Service Restaurants pledging to Be Green by 2025 with improved packaging and recycling practices, Liquibox, now part of Sealed Air (SEE), met the need to develop a recycle-ready version of its well-known patented urn-liner product line.
The recycle-ready urn-liner is comprised of an all-polyethylene bag and adapter with a removable thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tube. The tube can now be easily separated from the bag’s adapter so that the mono-material bag can be recycled. This innovation makes Liquibox urn-liners compatible with recycling streams and reduces its ecological footprint, while still ensuring reliable product protection.
An urn-liner is a disposable liner that lines the inside of a metal beverage urn, or decanter. The liner has a tube incorporated that feeds through the urn spigot that dispenses cold beverages. By using the urn-liner system, the liquid product is never in contact with the urn or spigot, providing a safe quality, better-tasting beverage for consumers as well as operational efficiencies for store operators. Liquibox urn-liners are the ideal solution to meet the heightened demand for sanitation standards by reducing bacteria in beverages like iced tea, iced coffee and other non-carbonated drinks by 99%.
Kevin Griffin, Liquibox Vice President of Sales North America, said, “Liquibox has been helping restaurants improve food safety with its original patented urn-liners for over 20 years. With the new recycle-ready urn-liner, we aim to contribute to our company purpose of making the world better and to help our customers get one step closer to reaching their sustainability goals.”
Founded in 1961, Liquibox is a global leader in liquid packaging and dispensing—working in partnership with customers to create a safer and more sustainable future. Liquibox is committed to delivering high-quality, innovative flexible packaging solutions that offer reliable product protection. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia (USA), the company is inspiring change around the world, working as one across 17 global locations powered by a dedicated workforce of nearly 1,400 employees. In 2023, Liquibox was acquired by Sealed Air (SEE).
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Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges, and to make our world better than we find it. Our automated packaging solutions promote a safer, more resilient, and less wasteful global food, fluids and liquids supply chain, enable e-commerce, and protect goods in transit from damage.
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Our SEE Net Positive Circular Ecosystem is leading the packaging industry in creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future. We have pledged to design or advance 100% of our packaging materials to be recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a bolder goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions in our global operations by 2040. Our Global Impact Report highlights how we are shaping the future of the packaging industry. We are committed to a diverse workforce and caring, inclusive culture through our 2025 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pledge.
SEE generated $5.6 billion in sales in 2022 and has approximately 16,300 employees (not including Liquibox employees) who serve customers in 120 countries/territories. To learn more, visit sealedair.com.
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