CCT Introduces the World’s First Aluminum Lug Lid
Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT), makers of the EEASY® Lid – the first major jar lid innovation in over 75 years – announces it is now producing the world’s first aluminum lug lid. This means CCT’s innovative EEASY Lid is now available in both lug and continuous thread (CT) versions, and both are made of aluminum.
The patented EEASY Lid reportedly allows consumers to vent a jar by simply pressing a button on the lid. After use, the lid is reclosed by pressing the button from the inside of the lid to help keep the product fresh and prevent spills. Research found the EEASY Lid reduces the amount of torque needed to twist off a jar lid by more than 40 percent compared to standard CT lids and 58 percent for traditional lug lids.
CCT is producing the aluminum lug EEASY Lids at its new 12,000 square foot, state-of-the-art technology center at the company’s headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. The company reportedly spent more than seven years of research and development on the aluminum lug, and another six months working with manufacturers to design and build the custom machinery for production. CCT has the capability to produce roughly 800 aluminum lug EEASY Lids per minute – more than 250 million annually.
“The closure industry relies on two types of lids: CT lids and lug lids. With 80 percent of the industry using lug lids, we knew there had to be room for innovation,” said James Bach, managing partner, CCT. “While the EEASY Lid was a game-changer for the jar lid industry as a whole, it is now transforming how we look at lug lids as it provides the industry’s first aluminum solution. We’re seeing tremendous interest in the CT version of the EEASY Lid and expect there to be even more interest in the new aluminum lug version.”
CCT developed the EEASY Lid to make jars easier to open, as well as expand market opportunities for manufacturers.