Smile Compostable Solutions has signed a material sales agreement with Pod Pack International, a major manufacturer of single-serve coffee and tea pods and cups. The agreement aims to demonstrate the convenience of Smile’s turnkey capabilities as “the only fully certified compostable pod system”.

Pod Pack’s customers will have more environmentally sustainable options thanks to Smile Compostable Solutions’ commercially biodegradable, plant-based and carbon-neutral coffee pods.

The Team at Pod Pack is excited to partner with Smile to bring this innovative solution to the single-serve coffee and tea marketplace. This allows Pod Pack to expand our market-leading offering of compostable single-serve products

Marion Gray, CEO, Pod Pack

Pod Pack offers pods that are compatible with Keurig brewers. The inline ultrasonic sealing process used by the co-packer enables IMA Coffee’s specialised machine to produce 420 coffee pods per minute. The machine’s modular design also allows for greater adaptability.

This, together with Pod Pack’s new sustainable materials, makes the Co-Packer the first choice for companies looking to reduce their plastic and carbon footprint in the K-Cup industry.

Pod Pack’s state-of-the-art capsule-filling equipment and experience made them an ideal client. We are excited to help both Pod Pack and their customers be leaders in the sustainable coffee sector.

Frankie Schuster, Co-founder and COO, Smile

According to a recent report by Future Market Insights, the global coffee capsules market grew at a CAGR of 2.9% from 2015 to 2021 and is expected to double by the end of 2032. The growth is mainly supported by increasing coffee consumption and growth in global foodservice outlets.

Europe and North America are expected to continue dominating the global coffee capsules market due to increased coffee consumption in Germany and the US.

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