New PS foam label technology designed to keep beverages colder

04/02/2013

With the weather starting to warm up, many are reaching for a cold brew. After all, drinking beer is a favorite pastime for many. But there's no denying that when these beverages warm quickly it significantly impacts the taste.

Polystyrene foam manufacturer Commodore Plastics believes its new Labec foam label can help with this beer dilemma.

Commodore developed a technique for coextruding polystyrene (PS) foam shrink-label stock that insulates aluminum, glass and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) beverage containers that help keep liquids colder for longer. Commodore tests have demonstrated that Labec foam PS labels keep beverages colder an average of 15 to 20 minutes more than plain cans, based on a beverage-temperature gain without the label of 20-30ºF over the course of one hour....
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