Country Pure Foods, a producer of juice-based products and a contract packaging solution for other beverage companies, is adding aseptic flexible packages from Ecolean to its product offering because of the package’s unique conveniences, shape and low environmental impact. Country Pure Foods, based in Akron, Ohio, will use 1-liter Ecolean Air Aseptic packages for its apple, orange, cranberry and grape juices.

Ecolean packages are almost half the weight compared to many traditional packaging formats, and contain up to 35 percent chalk. Using fewer raw materials saves energy during production, transport and waste handling.

The lightweight Ecolean packages are ideal for both retail and the foodservice. The packages can be heated in the microwave for beverages or products typically served warm, since no aluminum is used. In addition, the packages are easy to use as they are opened with a simple tear, poured by air-filled handle, and can be reclosed.

Ecolean’s filling equipment is also efficient and uses minimal resources. Ready-to-fill packages arrive at customer plants already sterilized, without the use of chemicals, hermetically sealed and on reels from Ecolean plants.