K show visitors will be able to see Kortec Inc.'s Ultra 144 multilayer coinjection system for PET preforms, a 144-cavity mold.
Kortec said a major soft drink producer, which it does not identify, is using the Ultra 144. Kortec claims it is the world's largest production system for multilayer PET preforms. The 144-cavity mold can turn out 576 PET preforms per minute — or 288 million a year. The coinjection system is designed for preforms with neck diameters of 28 millimeters.
On the same machinery platform, Kortec also offers its Ultra 128, which produces preforms with neck diameters up to 43mm, commonly used for juices and sports drinks.
“Our focus is more on showing the total solutions we bring to converters serving the carbonated soft drink, beer, juice and other packaging markets,” said John Kermet, vice president of sales and marketing at Kortec in Ipswich, Mass.
The three-layer preforms combine PET with the layers of barrier and oxygen-scavenging resins. The finished container can offer up to 60 times the oxygen-barrier performance of a single-layer PET container, for longer shelf life.
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