Efficiency and effectiveness define Hot Fill processing
First, pasteurization renders the product microbiologically stable. The product is then filled hot
to decontaminate the inner surface of the container and the closure. At this point, cooling the container
rapidly and immediately maintains product taste and vitamin content integrity. As the result of this
well-performing fill technology, Hot Fill products have a shelf life ranging from 6 to 12 months, similar
to aseptic fill products.
In contrast to aseptic filling methods, however, hot filling involves a less rigorous level of technical
training and product preparation.
Hot Fill does not require any chemical decontamination of the preform, container or closure.
with Hot Fill technology, the stringent filling conditions that are required by aseptic
processes to avoid any possible re-contamination of the product or the container during filling
and capping are completely unnecessary.
ThermoShape™ adds economy and flexibility
For the first time ever, Plastipak’s revolutionary patented ThermoShape™ technology has made it
possible to hot fill lightweight PET containers, providing customers with product integrity and
cost effectiveness, as well as the luxury of extensive, brand-building design flexibility.