Today, the Luxembourg-based company Capsul’in Pro launched its Zero Impact Nespresso-compatible coffee capsule, claimed to be the first of its kind to be 100% biobased, certified home compostable, and featuring a high oxygen barrier that protects the flavour and aroma of the coffee.
The product premiered at the ongoing Single-Serve Capsules 2021 virtual conference organised by AMI. Capsul’in Pro spent 5 years developing the technology, said company CEO Laurent Lombart, in his presentation.
“Today, thanks to Capsul’in Pro’s IML Zero Impact capsule, consumers can have a more sustainable, home compostable coffee capsule with an excellent result in cup. Consumers now have more coffee capsule choices for a more sustainable everyday life. We are committed to shifting a significant share of the coffee capsule market to our Zero Impact capsules,” he said.
The Zero Impact capsule is completely plant-based. The body of the capsule is made from cellulose and vegetal oils and is certified home compostable by TüV Austria. The cellulose IML label and the filter top and bottom lid are likewise certified Biosourced 4 stars and home compostable, which means that after use, the capsule can simply be disposed of in a home compost bin or collected with organic waste.
Zero Impact refers to the capsule’s Zero Impact on fossil resources. This new capsule is in line with the European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan which aims to reduce the environmental impact of packaging by 2030.
Capsul’in Pro is one of the largest manufacturers of empty Nespresso-compatible capsules serving large coffee brands and coffee distributors worldwide. Based in Luxembourg, the company was founded in 2011 and is owned by the three founders. Capsul’in Pro developed and owns the proprietary, patented In Mould Label technology which allows the oxygen barrier and pre-printed labels to be applied directly onto coffee capsules.
The Zero Impact coffee capsules are produced in Luxembourg and the company produces its other ranges across the EU and Switzerland, assuring quality control and strict compliance with EU regulations.