Flow Water opens packaged water plant near Toronto
Toronto – Packaged water company Flow Water Inc. recently opened a new 21,000-square-foot plant in Aurora, Ont., north of Toronto.
In early May, Flow hosted tours of the plant, which features Tetra Pak A3/Flex filling machines, will manufacture the company's new DreamCap packaging.
It will enable Flow, which sells naturally alkaline spring water, to oversee its value chain from spring to pack, enhancing product innovation and furthering sustainability efforts by minimizing waste and keeping energy and water consumption to a minimum, the company said in a news release.
“By opening our own facility in collaboration with the global packaging leaders at Tetra Pak, we have the opportunity to amplify innovation, while having firsthand control of our environmental impact,” said Nicholas Reichenbach, Flow’s chief executive officer and founder of the company in 2015.
Home to the Tetra Pak A3/Flex filling machines, the facility will manufacture the DreamCap, which is designed to suit facial geometry, providing optimal control and beverage flow for customers. Made of plastic derived from sugar cane, the cap furthers Flow’s environmental mandate to increase the renewability of the package and reducing the overall carbon footprint.
The new plant also will offer co-packing opportunities within the beverage industry.
“North American consumers have proven the demand for products and brands that put ecoinnovation at the forefront,” said Carmen Becker, president and chief executive officer of Tetra Pak for the U.S. and Canada.
Bullfrog Power will supply sustainable electricity to the new facility. The utility will put 100 per cent clean, pollution-free electricity into the grid to match the amount of conventional power Flow’s production facility uses. “We’re pleased to be partnering with Flow and helping the organization reduce its environmental impact,” said Ron Seftel, the utility’s chief executive officer.
Flow, a naturally alkaline spring water, comes from a family-owned artesian spring in Bruce County, Ont. Packaged in non-PET and BPA-free Tetra Pak paperboard cartons, Flow’s output is 100 per cent recyclable and up to 70 per cent renewable, the company said.
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