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Amcor's Hot Fill PET Container

Article-Amcor's Hot Fill PET Container

Amcor's Hot Fill PET Container

Amcor Rigid Plastics' new patented Active Hinge(TM) technology is used for 16-oz PET containers for Spartan Beverages Inc., a manufacturer of all-natural protein waters.

Spartan Beverages' 16-oz PET bottles use 40 percent less material and cost 20 percent less than competitive PET containers. The company was able to meet its sustainability commitment by choosing a lightweight, recyclable bottle that significantly reduced freight costs.

Active hinge technology incorporates a design that elevates hot fill (185F) bottle options to a new level. Amcor's technique makes use of horizontal hinges which exhibit vertical movement and absorb the vacuum as the liquid cools. This technology creates a look and feel that approaches that of a straight wall container. The active hinges provide high radial stiffness and give the 31.4-g container excellent top load strength. In addition, the bottles are durable, dent resistant and exhibit strong stacking capability.

Amcor's Hot Fill PET Container
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