APPE’s ThermaLite® Hot-fill, Pasteuriseable PET Jar has been confirmed as the winner of the Horners Bottlemaker Award 2013.The ThermaLite® PET jars demonstrate excellence in design and innovation. The jars are able to hot-fill at temperatures to 95 °C (previous industry maximum was 85 °C) and be pasteurised (previously not achievable with PET which is a global first).
Using a revolutionary double-blow manufacturing process and specialist PET resin, APPE have produced jars that are fully transparent, high gloss and shatterproof.The Horners Award Committee were also impressed by the product’s excellent environmental advantages. The jars are 85% lighter with smaller footprint than glass equivalents and require 15% less food-processing energy.Horners judge John Bunker said: “The standard of entries was very high again this year but the APPE jars stood out as meeting all the criteria for a winner including convincing success in the market place.”
The Horners Bottlemakers Award, established 2002, is run jointly by the Worshipful Company of Horners, an ancient Livery Company of the City of London, and the British Plastics Federation.This year Horners judging panel also awarded a Highly Commended Certificate to the following products: ‘The EcoForm aPET Cauldron’ by GR8 Engineering Limited and RPC Containers’ ‘Artemis’ Pack.
For further information contact Kim Hawksworth at the British Plastics Federation on 0207 457 5007 or email [email protected]