We transcend expectations, elevating every experience.
We have no generic map to success. We forge new paths to craft excellence for your brand while holding ourselves accountable to our eco-system. Sure, some packaging companies claim these sentiments. We live them.
It all starts with having an intimate understanding of your needs and goals. This is when our team gets to work. We think about the problem and then quickly focus on solutions, adopting a rapid ideation model that quickly gets our team pointed in the right direction.
We evolve ideas and get to a first generation prototype. Then we engage our customer for their feedback and start down the collaborative development process. We’ll keep working a problem until we find the solution that meets the need within the parameters. Once the concept is approved and we’re ready for ramp up, the full complement of our team becomes engaged to bring this concept to completion.
Coffee that Cares
LBP was approached to help solve the dilemma facing brand owners and coffee roasters in the single serve coffee market.
Beyond getting to a single serve platform that would allow brand owner flexibility, the ask included a larger target for this delivery system: sustainability.
The single serve coffee category has been discussed in many circles for the waste it creates with limited to no end of life options for the product.
Armed with this consideration and our exceptional team of innovators, we took off on this development journey. In 2012, LBP launched a recyclable version of a single serve coffee filter that delivers not only a great cup of coffee, but an exceptional sensory experience for consumers. Brand owners and roasters have a new way to sell their bean and blend in a single serve format. And the earth has a few less K-cups.
K-cup is a registered trademark of Keurig Incorporated
In addition to the development of the filter itself, LBP leveraged its network of partners to design, develop, and validate the packing systems as well as the packaging to deliver a full system solution- from filter to finished goods.View Upshot®
Breakthrough invention keeps coffee on the agenda
8am meetings all have one thing in common. The need for caffeine to have a spot on the agenda. With increased demand for bulk coffee sales, our clients were looking for a better way to sell bulk coffee to go.
The options had to be disposable, simple and a one-hand solution to meet consumer needs. Those were not the only considerations in bringing a breakthrough innovation to market.
Back-of-house space constraints and clean, sanitary fill were also requirements. Original products required users to manually inflate coffee bag before filling. This posed potential hygiene issues but was necessary in order to prevent spillage during filling process.
LBP stepped in to ideate with structural designers, engineers and product management to develop a patented process that eliminated the need to manually inflate the bag – our patented Pop, Fill and Go® feature.
Our Beverage on the Move® now automatically inflates as the box is converted from flat to a fully formed container. Coffee is then free to flow into the container, saving time and money while providing a cleaner solution for consumers. With flat storage, this one piece product stores easily and the outer container is made from recycled materials.
With many national brands trusting either bulk coffee to LBP’s Beverage on the Move, you can find it at 8am meetings across the country keeping your coffee hot and your meeting on point.
Simple product, exceptional innovation – hot cup sleeves
Most consumers don’t think twice about the details of their to-go coffee habit. As the global leader in hot cup sleeves, we’ve made billions of coffee experiences more comfortable for consumers while offering operators a great brand billboard. What you may not know is how the hot cup sleeve evolved into a sustainable, value-added innovation.
In the mid-’90s, double cupping -using two paper cups in order to create an effective heat barrier to protect consumers’ hands- was the norm. Not the most eco-friendly or cost-effective option for operators.
In 1993 LBP started selling foodservice packaging products, building its business with hot cup sleeves. Fast forward to 2012, the sleeve category was approaching maturity and focus on sustainable packaging was increasing. Challenged to deliver a sustainable, cost effective, and high performing product, LBP’s team got to work immediately testing new concepts.
After several rounds of ideation and testing, with a few setbacks along the way, a new concept emerged- EarthSleeve ®. EarthSleeve is built on the same great features and attributes of the hot cup sleeve LBP had sold for years, but does so using 35% less fiber, while maintaining thermal performance characteristics and other key product attributes. The benefits of this innovation, which evolved from a union of chemistry expertise, material science, and engineering innovation, ushered in a great new platform to drive the idea of doing more with less.
This innovation has made its way around the world, delighting operators and consumers alike with a product that uses less paper than its predecessor, reduces weight and related transportation costs and environmental impacts. That’s something to feel good about with your morning coffee.What is Earth Sleeve?