American industrial aluminum company Novelis Inc. has partnered with Nespresso, the pioneer of premium portioned coffee, to launch the first coffee capsule made of 80% recycled aluminum. The highly recycled, sustainable alloy is featured in Nespresso's new coffee capsules.
Novelis' alloy has industry leading deep drawing properties to meet the coffee capsule market's need for demanding product specifications. The alloy also supports Nespresso's continued circularity journey by minimizing waste and maximizing the reuse of product materials.
Comprised of a thinner aluminum foil, the new capsules contain 9.2% less aluminum material and are 8% lighter. The foil protects freshness and aromas of high-quality coffee and provides a strong barrier against oxygen, light and humidity. More importantly, the foil is infinitely recyclable and requires less energy to produce than virgin aluminum.
Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, an industry leader in aluminum and copper, and the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai.