Swiss bottler installs a PET line capable of filling either microbiologically sensitive beverages under aseptic conditions or carbonated soft drinks that don’t require asepsis. In its aseptic mode, the line fully immerses bottles and caps in the sterilant.
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).
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).