Revolutionizing PET Packaging Solutions
ThermoShape™ is a simple process utilizing existing Hot Fill Injection/Blow Molding Technology
to make lightweight, recyclable PET bottles for shelf stable drinks.
Efficiency and effectiveness define Hot Fill processing
In the ThermoShape™ process, 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, the container is cooled rapidly and immediately to maintain 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. Further, with Hot Fill technology, it is unnecessary to fulfill 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.
ThermoShape™ adds economy and flexibility
Plastipak’s revolutionary patented ThermoShape™ technology makes 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.