Date: August 26, 2010
TricorBraun Creates Monin's Hot Filled PET Bottle
The solution for distortion in hot-filled PET bottles is frequently a container with thicker walls or vertical ribs.
However, for Monin Gourmet Flavorings, TricorBraun challenged the conventional answers for eliminating heat-related bottle distortion and created a mold with horizontal ribs, hidden at top and bottom of the label panel area, in order to protect the product’s signature appearance.
Monin typically hot-filled their bottles of flavored syrups at 155 to 160 degrees, so they unsuccessfully used a heavier bottle to overcome heat-related distortion. The loss of product and occasional poor shelf appearance kept Monin searching for the perfect solution.
To eliminate the warp, Monin originally was told it needed vertical support ribs, similar to those found in water bottles. However, vertical ribs would interfere with the label panel and compromise the product’s signature appearance.
TricorBraun’s solution of adding a support rings above and below the label panel preserved the one-liter PET bottle’s unique appearance.
A 28mm TE neck finish is employed on the container.
TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging. It has 34 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia.
Founded in Bourges, France in 1912, Monin Gourmet Flavorings is driven by time-honored flavor traditions entrusted through three generations of the Monin family. Today, Monin is the world’s leading provider of premium flavoring products. With an uncompromising standard for quality and flavoring expertise, Monin Gourmet Flavorings is dedicated to producing premium products for creating a full range of customized and distinct beverages. Monin matches quality products with attentive, first-rate customer service and innovative recipe applications to give operators proven, successful beverage offerings.
Monin products are available through distributors nationwide, online at www.monin.com, and in 105 countries around the world. To find a distributor near you, call 800-966-5225 or visit www.monin.com.
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EDITOR’S NOTES: TricorBraun is headquartered 10330 Old Olive St. Rd., St. Louis, Missouri 63141-7808, TEL: (314) 569-3633. For additional background information, check the company web site at www.tricorbraun.com or email us at using our online contact form.