CCT Technologies Showcases EEASY Lid at PLMA Show

The unique design is said to allow consumers to vent a vacuum-sealed jar by simply pressing a button on the lid.
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Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT) EEASY Lid
Consumer Convenience Technologies' EEASY Lid.

Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT) will showcase its EEASY Lid innovation at this year’s PLMA Private Label Trade Show in Chicago. 

According to the company, the unique lid is designed to help brands provide an unprecedented level of accessibility to their jarred food products. The EEASY Lid allows consumers to vent a vacuum-sealed jar by simply pressing a button on the lid, reducing the amount of torque needed to twist off the lid by up to 50%. 

Additionally, the EEASY Lid is said by the company to be the world’s first aluminum lug jar lid – a more sustainable and durable alternative to traditional steel lids.  

CCT’s attendance at PLMA follows the recent announcement of its partnership with Chilau Foods, a line of southern-inspired stew bases and spices.

Chilau Foods will be topping all of its products with the EEASY Lid by the end of first quarter of 2024. Chilau’s products are currently available in nearly 350 stores across the U.S., including Winn-Dixie, Market Street, Albertsons, United Supermarkets, Harveys Supermarkets, and Plum Market. 

The EEASY Lid is currently being used on products in more than 250 grocers across the Northeast, including Wegmans, Price Chopper, Tops Friendly Markets and Stop & Shop. The EEASY Lid is also being used on products in EDEKA Kempken – a family-owned German grocer.   

“CCT’s mission is to provide unparalleled accessibility and sustainability to consumers across the globe, and tradeshows such as PLMA are vital to achieving this goal,” said Brandon Bach, CCT president. “The EEASY Lid is a way to make packaging inclusive to meet consumer demand, and we are eager to showcase its benefits to food brands, grocers and more at this year’s event.” 

CCT produces the 63 mm lug EEASY Lid at its 16,000 square foot, state-of-the-art technology center at the company’s headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. The company has the capability to produce roughly 800 aluminum lug EEASY Lids per minute – more than 250 million annually.  

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