Smile Beverage Werks PBC has announced a material sales agreement with coffee company Pod Pack International to produce Smile's commercially compostable, plant-based and carbon-neutral coffee pods.
Compatible with Keurig brewers, the new products will offer sustainable options to private label clients. Pod Pack is capable of producing 420 coffee pods per minute with an in-line ultrasonic sealing process using a bespoke machine from IMA Coffee.
"The team at Pod Pack is excited to partner with Smile to bring this innovative solution to the single-serve coffee and tea marketplace,” Pod Pack CEO Marion Gray. “This allows Pod Pack to expand our market-leading offering of compostable single-serve products.”
Smile's plant-based pods are certified Carbon Neutral, USDA Biobased, Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Commercially Compostable and Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA) Composter Approved.
"Pod Pack's state-of-the-art capsule filling equipment and experience made them an ideal client,” said Smile Beverage Werks co-founder and COO Frankie Schuster. “We are excited to help both Pod Pack and their customers be leaders in the sustainable coffee sector."