Ontario company manufactures 750 ml PET wine bottles
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Mississauga, Ont.-based MPI Packaging Inc. is the designer and producer behind a new PET bottle for French winemake...
The line of wines, which was recently introduced at the LCBO, are sold in bottles manufactured at MPI’s main production facility. According to the company, the bottles are the first ever 750 ml PET plastic wine bottles produced in North America.
“By partnering with the LCBO and wine makers across the globe, we are leading the way when it comes to environmentally-friendly packaging for wine,” said MPI Packaging Inc.’s president Ron O’Brien.
The new wine bottles use 90 per cent less packaging than their glass counterparts, and make use of a patented technology to prevent oxidation.
“We are the only Canadian supplier licensed to provide this patented technology,” noted O’Brien. “For about a year and a half now, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Philadelphia-based Constar International in a combined effort to introduce this innovation in Canada.”
MPI used performs supplied by Constar with its proprietary MonOxbar active oxygen scavenger material, which preserves flavour and colour and extends the product’s shelf life. MonOxbar technology has previously been used in applications for fruit juices, enhanced waters and ketchup.
“This latest conversion to the MonOxbar material demonstrates the ever-growing preference for plastic bottles among branded consumer goods companies for even the most ‘traditional’ products,” said Alan Silverman, Constar’s vice president of intellectual property and environmental stability.