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Article | August 30, 2013
APPE: Pasteurizable PET jar
Capable of hot-fill or pasteurization up to 95 degrees C, the new lightweight shatterproof ThermaLite PET jar from APPE is up to 85% lighter than glass equivalents with a smaller footprint, provides energy and transportation savings, and also reduces noise levels and avoids the risk of breakage on the line.
The result of the company’s partnership with Nissei ASB GmbH (Europe), the ThermaLite jar is currently available in six sizes from 370ml to 720ml in round and octagonal designs, with further shapes and sizes in development.
For consumers, the jar provides easy handling and pouring, and its standard metal twist-off closure ensures easy opening and closing. The jar is also fully recyclable.
In retail markets, the clarity of the PET creates shelf impact for a wide range of products including cooking sauces, pesto, tomato-based products, pickled vegetables, relishes chutneys, and fruit purées, jams, and spreads. Because of the jar’s smaller footprint compared to glass, more units can be incorporated into the same shelf space, while its shatter-resistance offers new opportunities for product placement, for example inside the chill cabinets.
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