Plastipak and AriZona Beverage Partner with ThermoShape™

January 9, 2016

Plastipak is pleased to partner with AriZona Beverages to commercialize the first ThermoShape™ system in the U.S. The project came to life when AriZona challenged Plastipak to deliver a hot fill PET package while maintaining the look and feel of its iconic glass packaging. AriZona wanted the ability to be able to run on existing hot fill lines, and provide barrier protection to maintain the great taste that the consumer has come to enjoy and expect. Utilizing Plastipak’s proprietary ThermoShape™ and DiamondClear™ barrier technologies, they were able to successfully deliver on all of these requests and create a smooth wall, hot fill, extended shelf life, in a lightweight, recyclable PET container. It is able to maintain the value of product while upholding the cost required to support AriZona’s marketing and supply chain needs. “Over the last several year Plastipak has devoted resources to broadening our hot fill and barrier capabilities, so when AriZona came to us with this challenge, we were confident that we had the right combination of solutions to be successful,” said Tim Eppinga, Global Vice President of Food & Beverage Category. Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality, rigid plastic containers for the food, beverage, and consumer products industries. Plastipak operates at over 40 production sites in the United States, South America, Europe and Africa, with a total of over 6,000 employees. Its customers include some of the world’s most respected and recognized consumer brands. Plastipak is also a leading innovator in the packaging industry, holding more than 500 U.S. patents for its state-of-the-art package designs and manufacturing processes. In addition, Plastipak licenses various packaging technologies around the world. Plastipak was founded in 1967, and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. Additional information about Plastipak can be found at its website