This summer, Highland Laboratories, Mt. Angel, OR, began to replace its more than 200 opaque and amber PET bottles used for dietary supplements with similar containers made of polylactic acid from NatureWorks LLC (www.natureworksllc.com).
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To protect against harmful UV rays that degrade flavors, colors, and vitamins found in sports and energy drinks, fruit juices, and fortified waters, Eastman Chemical now offers Vitiva PET for clear packaging of beverages.
This summer, Aroma Water introduced water in a 16.9-oz PET bottle topped with a closure that releases an encapsulated aroma over time to give consumers the sensation of tasting a flavored beverage, without the extra additives, sweeteners, or calories.
The SFL linear blow molders from Sipa Plastic Packaging Systems are highly flexible, with lower power consumption and fast configuration changes. SFL 6 platform provides production capacity to 1길 bottles/hr/cavity.
At this bottler of flavored or enhanced waters, sports drinks, fitness waters, teas, juices, and other New Age beverages, preforms molded in-house on Husky injection molding systems drop into large totes for removal to the blow-molding machines.