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Keeping it fresh with KanPak

We've worked with many of our clients for years and often develop new technologies with input from our partners. At SIG, we're driven by many of the same values our customers share: a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and quality. 


We know that every packaging challenge is different, so we listen closely to our customer's concerns and develop solutions that work best for their unique business circumstances. 

The challenge: keeping coffee fresh

KanPak is a leader in aseptic packaging for beverages and desserts. Initially starting as a dairy company in 1965, they provide safe packaging solutions for retail, convenience, and food service channels. Tim Hortons, a Canadian chain of coffee shops with over 4,000 locations, asked KanPak to design a packaging solution for their blended frozen coffee beverages. 


Iced coffee beverages come as concentrates when they arrive at Tim Hortons. An employee cuts open the package, mixes it with water, and then places it in a specially designed dispenser. Our challenge was to develop a film that ensured the integrity of the product inside while being flexible enough to pack efficiently during distribution.

The solution: sustainable packaging at scale

KanPak specializes in aseptic solutions for dairy and beverage applications and used our film technology to develop a packaging solution for Tim Hortons' frozen coffee beverages. We paired KanPak with DuraShield, a durable three-layer, high-barrier laminate that provides strong seals and extraordinary bag toughness.

The result: working together to exceed expectations

SIG films provided KanPak with a way to design a low-impact storage solution for Tim Hortons that exceeded expectations. Not only are the bags for their blended coffee beverages built to withstand transport without cold storage, but KanPak was also able to demonstrate measurable environmental gains by reducing the amount of materials needed to make these bags. 


By working together, SIG and KanPak were able to help Tim Hortons:

  • cut cold storage out of their distribution chain for their blended coffee beverages with aseptic packaging technology
  • save on distribution costs because refrigeration is no longer necessary—our bags use up to 40% less space than rigid packaging
  • use less materials for packaging, diverting waste from landfills

A small change—like switching out a bag or storage container—can make a huge impact. Learn more about the different films and fitments we've designed to help you reduce your environmental impact.