Amcor uses patent-pending technology to create a new lightweight 64-oz hot-fill PET bottle


Amcor Rigid Plastics said it has developed the industry's lightest 64-oz hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle and established a new standard for the size category.

The new stock container for juices and teas utilizes novel design, tooling and process technologies to trim 9g, or 13.2%, from the typical 68g PET bottle.

Amcor's Innovation Group developed the patent-pending Powerblock 3.0 technology to provide a lightweight and strong hot-fill stock PET bottle with advanced filling and stacking performance. The hot-fill container also features a 38-mm lightweight finish compared to the standard 43-mm finish for 64-oz PET bottles....
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