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Industry Trends: The Importance of Sustainable Packaging

Over the past few years, the environmental impact of packaging has gained importance across the industry. Many manufacturers are beginning to seek out new approaches to allow for more sustainable packaging solutions, creating a high demand for new innovative technology. One of these new approaches is the use of aluminum over steel, plastic, or other products that aren’t environmentally friendly. A recent article from Packaging World highlights this growing need for sustainable packaging among product manufacturers and the shifts that are starting to take place within the industry. The article details the new product from Perfect Hydration – an ultra-purified water company—that launched a recyclable aluminum can. Perfect Hydration specifically created a product using aluminum because it is 100% recyclable [...]

December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

The EEASY Lid: A Year in Review

This November marks the one-year anniversary of the official launch of our EEASY Lid. We can’t help but take a walk down memory lane to showcase the growth we’ve experienced this past year, along with some major milestones. The EEASY Lid Launch Our launch kicked off in November of 2019, officially introducing our EEASY Lid as the first jar lid innovation in over 75 years. Our main goal from the launch was to educate consumers and the grocery/packaging industry surrounding the significance of the EEASY Lid and the need for inclusive packaging. News of the EEASY Lid spread throughout key grocery and packaging trades, with publications such as our local Dayton Business Journal, Packaging Technology Today, Packaging Digest and Food Dive [...]

December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Industry Trend: How Food Packaging Plays a Role in Nutrition Quality

The trend of convenient packaging has now become a forefront among healthcare providers. A recent article from Hospital Health highlighted the importance of food packaging and how it can contribute to malnutrition if products are packaged without inclusivity in mind. According to the article, new research conducted in NSW Hospitals showed that over 80% of elderly patients experienced difficulties or were unable to open one or more food packaging items within their hospitals. Beyond the struggle to open food products – especially jars – there is a major concern of nutrition quality when it comes to the elderly population. Malnutrition is an increasing concern amongst hospitals and aged care facilities. Patients and residents must be able to access the food [...]

December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Season of Gratitude

By Jim and Brandon Bach   It is safe to say that 2020 has not been an easy year. With a lingering pandemic and the uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring, it is easy to lose sight of all the good things that have taken place this year. Here at CCT, we can’t help but take a step back and appreciate all that we are thankful for. In a time where families are restricted from traveling and visiting one another, we’re extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside our family members. As a father-son duo, we are thrilled to work together every day to continue growing our business with an amazing team of co-workers. Father-son duo – Jim [...]

November 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Industry Trend: Ease of Opening in Packaging

As more consumers begin expressing their views on the need for convenient packaging, many brands have joined the bandwagon on re-designing their products with ease of opening as top of mind. A recent article from Packaging News showcased the trend of inclusivity among packaging products. The article displays multiple insights from some of the industry’s top brand leaders, who all concluded that ease of opening among products will be vital for brand loyalty. Source: Packaging News  As CCT was early to recognize, the ease of use in packaging has been a trend on the rise for years and will soon be a major player when it comes to consumers choosing selected brands. The driving factors that are pushing this trend [...]

November 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Inspiration Behind the EEASY Lid and Inclusive Packaging

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we can’t help but look back on the inspiration behind the EEASY Lid and our quest for inclusive packaging. Did you know that the idea for the EEASY Lid was born when a good friend came to our co-founder after undergoing treatment for breast cancer? After surgery, Dawn Real struggled to complete everyday tasks, including opening packaging like vacuum sealed jars. Realizing there must be more people out there like Dawn, our team spent the next eight years developing the EEASY Lid so that simple tasks – like opening a stubborn jar – can be accessible to everyone, no matter age, gender, or physical capability. Dawn provided insight into cancer survivors’ and patients’ [...]

October 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Importance of Elevating Consumer Experience Through Packaging

When it comes to packaging, putting the consumer first should be every company’s top priority. Packaging innovation has led to creating better consumer experiences, and in return has generated more sales and customer loyalty for companies that make it a priority. One of the biggest innovations in packaging has been a growing emphasis on convenience. According to a Consumer View report by the National Retail Foundation, 97% of respondents have backed out of a purchase because it was inconvenient for them. Additionally, 83% of respondents said that convenience while shopping is more important now than it was five years ago. “Time is a precious commodity for today’s consumers. Shoppers are busier with commuting to work, dealing with family obligations or [...]

September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In the News: EEASY LID Featured in the Dayton Daily News

Interest in the story of the EEASY Lid continues among local and national publications; we were recently featured in our hometown paper, the Dayton Daily News. CCT president Brandon Bach sat down with the reporter to introduce the EEASY Lid and the history behind our innovation, the growing market demand for products that focus on inclusivity and how CCT has become a family affair. We are thrilled to continue spreading the news of the EEASY Lid and the positive responses we’ve been seeing about the product. You can read the full article here.

September 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

An Update on Our Production Facility: Gearing up for Lug Lids

As we prepare for full production of the EEASY Lid, we are in the process of creating a state-of-the-art production facility at our Dayton, Ohio headquarters and will begin manufacturing lug versions of the EEASY Lid in Q3/Q4 of this year. We’ve tapped into a network of excellent companies to provide us with top-of-the-line production equipment and resources: Our facility will be capable of producing lid sizes ranging from 58 millimeters to 82 millimeters to accommodate various demands in the industry. The focus for manufacturing this year and leading into 2021 will be the 63-millimeter lug lids and 70-millimeter CT caps. The 63-millimeter lugs are the most popular size in the industry, dominating the total volume of lug lids [...]

August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Tribute to our Late Co-Founder, Pete Stodd

By the CCT ™ Team We’ve gotten a lot of questions about how the EEASY Lid came to be and the inspiration behind it. While everyone on the CCT team has been an integral part of its inception, we wanted to take a moment and pay homage to one of our late co-founders and masterminds behind the EEASY Lid, Pete Stodd. Pete co-founded multiple businesses within the beer and beverage can industry that were both innovative and successful, such as Formatec Tooling Systems in 1986 and Container Development Ltd. in 1998. These businesses are world renown for providing cutting edge technology in metal forming. That’s when Pete went on to become a managing partner here at CCT, where he [...]

August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|
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