UCL to highlight warm-fill technology

By Angie DeRosa
Conference Director

Published: September 11, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Packaging

CHICAGO (Sept. 11, 8 a.m. ET) — A new closure technology being used by Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd. (CCA) of Sydney, Australia, will be the focal point of a presentation during Plastics News' Caps & Closures conference, which takes place next week in Chicago.

The warm-fill closure system technology has been developed by Krones in conjunction with CCA but the closure is an adaptation of the Sylon range developed with CCA by Universal Closures Ltd. (UCL) of Tewkesbury, England.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Rod Druitt, president and CEO of UCL, will deliver the presentation, “The Warm-Fill Concept: A Project with Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd.”

The technology essentially reduces the filling temperature from 85 degrees C to 75 degrees C, Druitt said in a Sept. 10 e-mail.

By reducing the filling temperature to below the glass transition temperature of PET, the packaging distortion and therefore weight/rigidity can be reduced. The further introduction of nitrogen pressurization aims to further reduce the need for vacuum handling capability in the bottle and closure.

Druitt will be among 17 expert presenters at Plastics News’ second annual Caps & Closures Conference, being held Sept. 18-19. The conference will be collocated with the 2012 Sustainability Conference of the Closure & Container Manufacturers Association, to be held on Sept. 20. Druitt also will provide an update on the successful introduction of the Sylon closures especially for carbonated soft drinks at CCA.

For a complete program and to register, visit www.plasticsnews.com/caps2012.


Comments

UCL to highlight warm-fill technology

By Angie DeRosa
Conference Director

Published: September 11, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts

April 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal.    More

Image

How CEO Santi is changing ITW

April 23, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Scott Santi is showing he can do more than just cut costs at Illinois Tool Works Inc.    More

Europe's bag use still expected to climb despite possible bag restrictions

April 22, 2014 9:29 am ET

Ceresana, a Germany-based research company, has released a report forecasting that by 2020 the sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe will reach 9....    More

DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point

April 21, 2014 1:26 pm ET

DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas ...    More

Image

Savvy customers follow raw material prices as closely as processors

April 21, 2014 2:25 pm ET

Savvy customers closely follow the prices of raw materials. The result: in the film and sheet segment of the plastics industry, even if processors cou...    More

Market Reports

Market Data Book - Rankings & Lists

A one-stop download of Plastic News' exclusive annual lists and processor rankings containing essential data including sales, employees, end markets, materials and more.
EXCLUSIVE EXCEL FEATURE: full mailing address details for available plant locations.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting moldmakers.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events