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Beverage Packaging Solutions
WestRock CanCollar Innovation

WestRock's CanCollar® is a family of durable, recyclable, paperboard-based multipack solutions for cans.

CanCollar® is an innovative family of fiber-based multipack solutions for canned beverages that enables brands to transition from hard to recycle single-use plastic rings and shrink film to a recyclable paperboard solution. The CanCollar family combines optimized package design with WestRock's CarrierKote® paperboard to deliver a robust and efficient multipack solution. CarrierKote is a renewable, responsibly sourced, recyclable paperboard, containing up to 15% recycled content. 

All CanCollar designs use a minimal amount of paperboard material to achieve the required supply chain performance and meet consumer expectations of convenience, portability and recyclability after use. CanCollar does not use any glue or adhesives and relies on the robustness of the tooth design for pack retention. Its surface can be printed or embellished to reinforce brand elements and elevate the consumer experience. The range of package styles within the CanCollar family, enabled by CanCollar Fortuna®, WestRock’s high-speed automation solution, offers brands a unique degree of flexibility to meet their consumers’ needs. 

 
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Features and Benefits

The CanCollar® family offers a fit-for-use solution for a variety of can sizes and configurations to meet the requirements for a range of supply chain conditions and customer needs:  

  • CanCollar® Eco and Eco Plus
  • CanCollar® Shield and Shield Plus
  • PremCollar™ and PremCollar™ Pure

CanCollar® Classic

Our most popular offering with craft breweries

  • Substrate: CarrierKote® Resist paperboard laminated with PET lining
  • Recyclability: Recyclable where facilities exist to recover poly-coated paperboard
  • Glue usage: All designs are glue-free
  • Design features: Resistant to moisture and rough handling
  • Can type compatibility: Standard cans
  • Compatible WestRock automation platforms: Chunk® and Corsair™
     
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CanCollar® Eco and Eco Plus

Our minimalist paperboard solution for high-speed application

  • Substrate: CarrierKote® paperboard (single-ply)
  • Recyclability: Recyclable wherever beverage cartons are accepted
  • Glue usage: All designs are glue-free
  • Design features: Tooth design optimized for performance in high-speed application and supply chain handling
  • Can type compatibility: Standard and sleek cans
  • Compatible WestRock automation platforms: CanCollar Fortuna® (all styles) Chunk® (all styles) and Corsair™ (for Eco version only)
     
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CanCollar® Shield and Shield Plus

Our minimalist paperboard solution offering covered can lids

  • Substrate: CarrierKote® paperboard (single-ply)
  • Recyclability: Recyclable wherever beverage cartons are accepted
  • Glue usage: All designs are glue-free
  • Design features: Can lid coverage for hygiene and branding; side walls & gussets provide pack stability
  • Can type compatibility: Standard and sleek cans
  • Compatible WestRock automation platforms: CanCollar Fortuna® and Chunk®
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PremCollar™ and PremCollar™ Pure

Our sturdy paperboard solution with barcode masking

  • Substrate: CarrierKote® paperboard (single-ply)
  • Recyclability: Recyclable wherever beverage cartons are accepted
  • Glue usage: Glue-free design options are available (PremCollar™ Pure)
  • Design features: 360 degree billboard and physical barcode masking
  • Can type compatibility: Standard and sleek cans
  • Compatible WestRock automation platforms: CanCollar Fortuna® and Chunk®
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The CanCollar range of automation systems are some of the fastest and flexible solutions available:

CanCollar® Fortuna™ with Orientation and Divider

CanCollar Fortuna®

  • Fastest and most flexible of its kind
  • Designed for mid and high-speed can lines; can match pace with fillers up to 2,000 cans per minute
  • Simple and compact machinery that easily integrates into existing line layouts
  • The base CanCollar Fortuna® machine runs CanCollar® Eco. Optional additional modules enable range of additional solutions
Beverage Automation Packaging

Corsair™

  • Designed for mid-speed can lines, up to 240 cans per minute for craft and artisanal beverage producers
  • Applies various CanCollar formats to 24-pack trays
  • Simple and compact machinery that easily integrates into existing line layouts
Beverage Automation Packaging

Chunk®

  • Manual can multipack solution
  • Collapsible side table for compact footprint
  • Supports multiple can sizes with one simple height adjustment
  • Ergonomic height-adjustable operator handle
 

Trial CanCollar today: manual application of CanCollar is extremely easy using WestRock's Chunk® application. It only takes ~12 seconds to get 24 cans arranged and packaged for distribution.


In The News

Article

CanCollar® X is Newest Solution Automated by Patented CanCollar Fortuna Platform

Newest addition to the family of solutions automated by the patented CanCollar Fortuna® platform

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News

Grupo Modelo Partners with WestRock and Grupo Gondi in Transition to CanCollar® Eco

The innovative packaging will make it possible to eliminate plastic rings on cans sold in Quintana Roo, eliminating 100 tons1 of plastic waste and avoiding 335 tons2 of packaging waste annually

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Asahi Breweries First Japanese User of WestRock CanCollar Eco Packaging

Replacing packaging with CanCollar® results in up to 81% material reduction

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Awards

WestRock Honored for Innovative Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council

Company receives 14 awards at Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition, including Sustainability Award of the Year

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Consumers, Trends Impact Secondary Packaging

Sustainability, smart technology influence packaging innovation

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Coca-Cola Launces Recyclable Paperboard Packaging Solution

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced the introduction of CanCollar, a paperboard packaging solution for multipack cans that is 100 percent recyclable

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CocaCola European Partners Begin Using CanCollar in Spain

The introduction of this innovative solution from WestRock is an important milestone in CCEP’s journey to remove all unnecessary or hard to recycle plastic from its packaging

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Schlafly Brewery Implement New Can Collars From Recycled Materials

A sustainable solution might just give a market edge to one local brewery

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