Several speakers who are bullish on the future of aseptic filling of plastic bottles dotted the program at DrinkPak 99, held Dec. 1-3 in Orlando and sponsored by Ryder Associates and Future-Pak Conferences (Appleton, WI).
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A new, low-profile closure system for aseptic packages has been introduced by International Paper’s Beverage Packaging Div. (Memphis, TN). The Clip-Pak™ combines a patented PP spout and etching design with an advanced application system.
When J.R. Wood Co. landed a contract to fill a fruit smoothie concentrate for a large convenience-store chain, management decided the best way to assure seal integrity and tamper evidence was through an induction-sealed foil membrane.
U.S. shipments of caps and closures are projected to increase nearly 3% annually through 2003 to 157 billion units, according to a study called "Caps & Closures" by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH).
Helsinki dairy Valio substitutes a plastic barrier coating for aluminum foil in its paperboard cartons for drinking water. The change meets environmental objectives while providing the necessary barrier performance.