Great Performance for Hot-Filled Products
For customers who hot-fill food and beverages Plastipak has a portfolio of Heat Set bottles and containers that not only perform in the filling and cooling process, but look great too.
So what is Heat Set? It is an Plastipak product range manufactured with Plastipak’s purpose-designed Heat Set resin, Termio®. The bottles go through a specialised blowing process, which adds strength and rigidity to the PET molecular structure.
Plastipak’s Heat Set range incorporates vacuum-panel, panel-less and active hinge designs, all with flexible bases. These features move to absorb the vacuum created by cooling in the bottle post-filling, therefore controlling deformation.
Our Heat Set bottles can have an amorphous or crystallised finish and can be filled at a temperature of up to around 95oc, dependent on a number of filling-related factors.
The key benefits of Plastipak’s Heat Set range are improved thermal stability and increased crystalinity, with minimised residual stress. We also offer a range of finish/neck sizes and widths to accommodate a variety of applications such as juice, isotonic drinks, sauces and foods.
For sensitive products, or where an extended shelf-life is required, Plastipak barrier technologies can be used in conjunction with the Heat Set range. An Plastipak product specialist can advise the perfect solution to meet the most demanding of requirements.