Amcor’s lightweight PET bottles help Goya reduce freight cost and enhance brand image
Posted on : 30 Oct, 2013
US firm – Goya Foods has turned to Amcor Rigid Plastics to adopt the latter’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. In this partnership, Amcor will help Goya to convert its 12oz (355ml) and 24.5oz (725ml) products from the current glass bottles to Amcor’s lightweight PET bottles.
The PET bottles to be used for Goya will feature Amcor’s Origami hot fill technology for the first time. This latest technology from Amcor incorporates six flat panels to counteract vacuum that occurs in hot filled containers. The panels are designed in such a way that it can collapse and compensate shrinkage during the process of cooling without compromising on structural strength and integrity.
Amcor has tailored the designs for 12oz and 24.5oz PET bottles in both ambient fill (up to 140°F) and hot fill (up to 185°F) applications.
With this shift to Amcor PET bottles, Goya will not only benefit from lower freight costs given the lightweight packaging material, but also enhance its brand appeal with the glass-like appearance of the new bottles.
Amcor’s 24.5oz (725ml) PET bottle variants enables 52% more products to be shipped per truckload while also leading to a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 61.4% compared to glass.
Goya’s existing 12oz juice beverage line will also be replaced with PET bottles in the near future.
Learn more from Mr. David Clark, Vice President of Safety, Environment & Sustainability at Amcor Rigid Plastics when he delivers a key session on ‘Targeting New Market Segments with Lightweight Packaging/Bottles’ at CMT’s 11th LAPET 2013 opening in Mexico City on 20-22 November, 2013.
For enquiries in English, contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: +65 6346 9218
For enquiries in Spanish, contact: E: email@example.com | T: +52 55 5635 2672
Coca-cola joins hands with Gevo for renewable paraxylene derived PET beverage bottles
Posted on : 09 Oct, 2013
Gevo, a US based company has opened a demonstration-scale facility in Texas for manufacturing PET bottles derived from paraxylene, considered 100% renewable. The bio-based paraxylene is derived from plant sugar and can replace petro-based PET bottles in the long run.
Gevo has partnered with Coca-cola for this initiative, where Coca-cola is providing research and development support.
Coca-cola currently packages its products such as Coke and Dasani water in PlantBottle that is made of 30% biodegradable material. If the joint initiative with Gevo proves successful, it will not only help Coca-cola but also companies like Heinz to switch to sustainable packaging material; thus helping them meet their sustainability goals.
Gevo states that more than 60 percent of the world’s PET production is for synthetic fibres, with bottle production accounting for around 30 percent of global demand.
To know more about the sustainable packaging roadmap of major PET consumers like Coca-cola, PepsiCo and Colgate Palmolive, attend CMT’s 11th LAPET in Mexico City on 20-22 November, 2013. Ms. Gabriela Hernandez, Sustainable Packaging Manager, Coca Cola de Mexico will share Brand Owner’s perspective on ‘Converting Sustainable Packaging into Commercial Reality’ along with Mr. Marco Antonio Vazquez Zaldivav, Independent Consultant, PepsiCoand Mr. José Antonio Bivian Balanzario, LATAM Leader PCP's Engineering, Mission Hills SA DE CV (Sub. of Colgate Palmolive).
For more information on the event, please get in touch with Ms. Hafizah at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. +65 6346 9218.
Proveedores, los gigantes de la cola , productores de resina todos reunidos por CMT en la 11 va LAPET en noviembre
Posted on : 06 Sep, 2013
China's "Green Fence" May Benefit Recycling Industry
Posted on : 02 Aug, 2013
With the Chinese government implementing ‘Green Fence’, the import of certain types of solid waste, including unwashed plastics and other dirty scrap is now forbidden. This policy, which went into effect in February, is believed to affect the recycling industry of the entire world, especially United States. This policy comes as bad news for municipalities, unable dispose low-grade plastics that they collect, as they cannot export the waste to China anymore.
However legitimate recyclers based in the U.S., with costly recycling facilities stand to benefit. These recycling companies are now planning to up their game by trying to increase the value of their recyclables. Apart from looking at new markets for low-end scrap materials, they are also investing heavily at home.
One such company, namely, Intercontinental Export-Import Inc., is planning to build a full-fledged processing plant in the U.S. and is also hoping to open its R&D facility in the United Kingdom. The CEO of IEI, Dr. Saurabh Naik, believes that this policy should be seen as an opportunity to examine actions, impacts and carbon footprints. According to him, the implementation of this policy should lead to the development of new technologies that provide alternate means to recycling the waste material within the country.
The upcoming 11th LAPET, on 20-22 Nov, 2013 in Mexico will debate further the opportunities recyclers stand to gain with the implementation of China’s Green Fence policy as well as setbacks and challenges. For more information on the 11th LAPET contact Ms. Hafizah at email@example.com or Tel. +65 6346 9218.
Read more here.