AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin-based innovator of convenience packaging technology, HeatGenie, announced today that it has developed a patent-pending Recloseable Easy-Open End technology that is now available for license.
HeatGenie's flagship technology, a high efficiency self-heating packaging technology, is in consumer trials in a number of food and beverage categories and continues to be the company's focus. The HeatGenie self-heating technology is now being manufactured under license by WANHO Manufacturing, LLC, an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer.
"HeatGenie has been intimately involved with a number of leading food and beverage companies both in the United States and Internationally. In working with these industry leaders, it became clear that there was an unmet need in the market for a solution to reclosing cans, particularly beverage cans," said HeatGenie's CEO, Brendan Coffey. "As packaging technology innovators, it became clear that we could design a winning solution."
Hundreds of billions of food and beverage cans with "easy-opening" metal ends are produced each year. Consumers worldwide are familiar with the pull-tab soda can. Recloseability offers added convenience to consumers and is a feature often found on plastic containers and bottles but not conventional metal food and beverage cans. Conventional forms of easy open-end technology such as pull-tab and peel-seam ends do not readily lend themselves to reclosing.
Market research has shown that in many cases, consumers would like the option to reclose pull-tab beverage cans. The patent-pending HeatGenie closure technology is designed to be reclosed and offers additional consumer friendly advantages with greater ease of opening, the elimination of sharp edges, and at a cost that is comparable to existing easy open ends currently in commercial use. The patent- pending technology can also be customized to a variety of opening sizes from the conventional pour spout, to quarter, half, and even full aperture food cans.
The HeatGenie Recloseable technology is being shared with leading food and beverage companies under non-disclosure agreements and will be licensed for production.
More information is available on the company's website (www.heatgenie.com).
HeatGenie™ is a convenience packaging development company. HeatGenie has pioneered a safe, patent-pending, self-heating technology that can easily integrate into multiple forms of consumer packaging to heat food and beverages "on the go." HeatGenie is the first and only company to satisfy the non-negotiable criteria for a commercially viable self-heating: safety, ease of use, cost effectiveness, light weight and sustainability. The company has also developed a patent-pending Reclosable Easy Open End technology. For more information visit: www.heatgenie.com.
For more information, contact:
At HeatGenie: Rosemary Whaling, Vice President Business Development, Tel: (512) 501-3800 ext. 108, Email.
Contact: Rosemary Whaling
3913 Todd Lane
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 501-3800 ext 108