Goya Foods Inc., the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S., launched a redesign of its marinade product line, converting 12-oz (355-ml) and 24.5-oz (725-ml) products from glass to PET bottles from Amcor Rigid Plastics.
Both PET bottles are the first to feature Amcor's new Origami hot-fill technology, which incorporates six flat panels to counteract vacuum that occurs in hot filled containers. The vacuum panels are designed to collapse, thus compensating for shrinkage during cooling to maintain structural strength and integrity.
"Basically, the bottle looks similar to an origami figure," Mercedes Candedo, diversified products manager for ARP South & Central America, told PlasticsToday. "We have a portfolio of different technologies that allow the customer to go with various types of design and functionality."