PHILADELPHIA (June 6, 3 p.m. ET) — Constar International LLC is adding capacity for its specialty wide mouth jar business.
The new machine offers platform flexibility and the ability to change rapidly between jar sizes and designs, an economic benefit for Constar's customers, said Jim Bolton, vice president of marketing, by phone.
Constar said its wide mouth PET jars are strong and lightweight, making them an attractive alternative to customers looking to switch from glass jars.
The jars are also made with resin containing an oxygen scavenging additive. The Diamond Clear additive is clear, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and offers a two-year shelf life,
The Philadelphia-based blow molder did not disclose the location or the capacity of the new machine, citing competitive reasons, but customers affected by the change have been informed,
The company said it has experienced increased demand for food containers from both existing and new customers.
Constar reported sales of $565 million last year. It is the 11th largest blow molder in