Canadian Plastics

Compostable bottle produced by injection-stretch blowmolding

A compostable water bottle made from Cargill Dow's NatureWorks PLA corn-based resin has been developed by BITA Br...

January 17, 2005   Canadian Plastics

A compostable water bottle made from Cargill Dow’s NatureWorks PLA corn-based resin has been developed by BITA Brands of America Inc., in cooperation with Husky Injection Molding Systems (Bolton, ON), Cargill Dow LLC and SIG Corpoplast. The bottle is compatible with all municipal/industrial composting facilities, according to Cargill Dow LLC.<br>
“Husky worked hand-in-hand with these companies to develop what we feel is a breakthrough application,” Mike Urquhart, Husky’s vice-president, PET, said. “One of our core values is proactive environmental responsibility, which is why we’re thrilled to be involved in such a project.” <br>
Husky supplied BITA with the preform production equipment a 24-cavity HyPET 120 system that is currently producing preforms for 12 oz., 0.5 litre and 1 litre water bottles. Husky’s Preform Development Center was also involved throughout the preform and bottle design phase, working closely with blowmolding equipment supplier SIG Corpoplast, which supplied BITA with a BLOMAX-10, 10-cavity stretch blowmolding system.<br>
David M. Zutler, CEO of BITA Brands of America, Inc., says BITA “is changing the face of the beverage industry with its compostable bottle. Consumers ultimately want a Planet-Friendly option.”<br>


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