Italian food company Citres Spa will supply its pickles, pesti and sauces in RPC’s polypropylene jars, to meet its customers’ needs in Northern Europe markets.
The new lightweight jars with easy opening are said to provide long shelf life of up to 36 months and are resealable and recyclable.
According to RPC, the jars feature a multilayer PP/EVOH/PP construction that can be pasteurized and sterilized in order to provide a prolonged ambient shelf life.
Citres Spa is offering its products in 2300g and 3700g size packaging, which comprises a new filling technology that ensures that the containers do not deform during the pasteurization process.
RPC is supplying its 100g Classic Jar for Pesto and Sauces, the 2400g Thermic Ultra for Olives, Sliced Artichokes and Dried Tomatoes, and the 3800g Amgall for various sliced and diced vegetables.
RPC Corby and RPC Kutenholz produced the jars and RPC Halstead supplied the caps.
Citres Spa sales manager for Italy Angelo Mis said, "Our goal now is to replace tinplate, which does not meet our requirements in terms of safety and practicality."