The newly launched Sunland Plus juices, nectars and ABC juices in Belgium are all packed in PET bottles and feature the 33mm Plasti-Twist closure. These replace previously-used cartons.
The consumer appeal of the 33mm Plasti-Twist closure, has led to an 18 per cent increase in sales volume since the launch, according to the company.
In France, Sunnyland has chosen the 33mm Plasti-Twist closure to complement new PET bottles for its Goa brand of juices and nectars. The packaging, which replaces previously used glass containers, is available in 1 litre, 500ml and 330ml sizes and features Amcor White Cap's 33mm Plasti-Twist cap; a 1.5 litre version is also planned.
This development reflects a discernible trend away from glass packaging within the food and beverage industry.
Amcor White Cap's 33mm Plasti-Twist closure is a two-piece compression moulded plastic closure primarily for use in hot fill applications. Produced in a polypropylene material at its site near Krakow, Poland, the closure features a compression-moulded liner, available with or without barrier properties.
It has two threads for better application and a flat liner profile for sealing of PET bottles. The cap also incorporates a patented drop-down tamper evident band. Because the 33mm closure, (a range extension to the company's 38mm Plasti-Twist and 38mm Plasti-Twist Triple Seal caps), has a smaller diameter and surface, it guarantees less oxygen permeation - an important customer benefit.
Amcor claims that the product is suitable for many liquid food and still beverage applications and is compatible with plastic containers in all materials. The closure can also be used for cold fill requirements.
Amcor White Cap is a multinational producer of metal, plastic and composite closures for oxygen-sensitive, vacuum-packaged and aseptically packaged food products and still beverages.