Milacron sells 1st Klear Can system, settles suit

Aug. 12, 2016

Milacron Holdings Corp., Cincinnati, has sold its first Klear Can production system to a major processor of tropical fruits. The ethylene vinyl alcohol/PP cans will be on store shelves early next year. The co-injection molded, transparent cans are designed to work with the same filling and retorting equipment as metal cans, and use a single standard metal can end. Milacron is touting the containers' ability to be microwaved, two-year shelf life and recyclability.

"The Klear Can is fully recyclable," said Ron Krisanda, Milacron president and COO. "After consumer use, only a small amount of metal remains on the can's upper rim. The residual ring on the flange will separate during the grinding phase."

Separately, Milacron and Mid-America Machining Inc., Brooklyn, Mich., have settled a patent lawsuit regarding blow molded dairy containers. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Mid-America supplies extrusion blow molds and tooling.