Several new customers thanks to a technology that combines the industry's lowest running/management costs with high productivity and outstanding pod quality. Solutions for compostable, self-protecting pods are already available, while the future looks decidedly "multilayer". A complete array of coffee pod manufacturing solutions, with total running/management costs (TCO, total cost of ownership) that are the lowest in the industry. This, then, is what Sacmi has to offer the industry just three years on from its first application for the development of a single-serve pod manufactured using compression technology. Today, the manufacturer can boast numerous installations with leading firms in the industry and has a host of new developments in progress on both the technological and new materials fronts. Thanks to a development policy that focuses on continuous innovation, the company has fine-tuned what is, according to hard data, the most competitive technology on the market for the manufacture of such products. Indeed, recent market analysis suggests such solutions will account for over 75% of overall growth on the world coffee market from now until 2020 (in an industry that already produces and sells over 30 billion plastic pods a year). The technological core of the solution is the CCM (continuous compression molding), the Sacmi compression press that, with just 32 cavities, lets manufacturers produce ultra-light pods with outstanding quality/seal characteristics at speeds of up to 800 pods/minute.