Amcor unveils new PET jar for food packaging
Packagingnews.co.uk - Nov 10th 2011, 09:47
Packaging giant Amcor Rigid Plastics has unveiled a new PET jar for food packaging containers.
Amcor said its new 24oz round wide-mouth PET jar is a “lightweight replacement for glass for pasta sauces, apple sauce, salsas, jams and jellies, and other food products filled at temperatures up to 205 F”.
“Amcor has taken wide mouth, hot fill containers to a new level by combining our round wall design and novel blow-trim technology to create a glass-like PET container that has all the desirable consumer advantages,” according to Amcor principal engineer Ron McFarlane.
According to the company, Amcor’s Performance Widemouth (PWM) technology delivers a unique panel-less design.
The bottle’s four horizontal ribs and its stiff walls resist the vacuum as the product cools, therefore maintaining bottle shape, according to McFarlane.
The round 63 mm jar weighs just 51 grams and mimics the appearance of glass.
McFarlane also said that another key feature is Amcor’s patented blow-trim technology “which ensures consistent finish dimensions, optimum closure performance, and sealing integrity. The enhanced blow-trim process gives wide mouth jars a flatter, smoother, and wider surface that maintains good fit and seal integrity”.
Amcor expects pasta sauce to be the first hot fill application to hit store shelves later this year.
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