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Plastipak and AriZona Beverage partner to commercialize ThermoShape system in US

DBR Staff Writer Published 12 July 2016

AriZona Beverages and Plastipak have partnered to commercialize the first ThermoShape system in the US.

The project came to life when AriZona challenged Plastipak to deliver a hot fill PET package while maintaining the look and feel of its iconic glass packaging.

AriZona wanted the ability to be able to run on existing hot fill lines, and provide barrier protection to maintain the great taste that the consumer has come to enjoy and expect.

Utilizing Plastipak's proprietary ThermoShape and DiamondClear barrier technologies, they were able to successfully deliver on all of these requests and create a smooth wall, hot fill, extended shelf life, in a lightweight, recyclable PET container.

It is able to maintain the value of product while upholding the cost required to support AriZona's marketing and supply chain needs.

Plastipak food & beverage category global vice president Tim Eppinga said: "Over the last several year Plastipak has devoted resources to broadening our hot fill and barrier capabilities, so when AriZona came to us with this challenge, we were confident that we had the right combination of solutions to be successful,"

Source: Company Press Release