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Pouch packaging for carbonated drinks

Carbonated beverages traditionally are packaged in containers of glass, plastic or tin in order that they might successfully resist the high pressures involved. Due to such constraints however, a great deal of "losses" are written off annually due to breakages or deformation. New packaging technology may provide a flexible solution.
Pouch packaging for carbonated drinks
Breakages and deformation of packaging material all too often result in both a loss of productivity and profit for the carbonated soft drink industry. Whether in-transit or storage, such packaging materials are subject to high pressures, impacts, drops and bumping that may result in the end product being unsuitable for consumers.

The answer would be to place carbonated drinks in softer, more flexible material but until now, no such material could withstand the pressures of carbonated beverages. Now however, an Israeli manufacturer has developed flexible pouches with a specialised sealant that can withstand the internal pressures of carbonated beverages.

The specialised design of the sealant provides the necessary security to make flexible pouches a viable solution. Aside from this design, pouches themselves offer attractive benefits such as lower required storage space for empty pouches than with bottles. The pouches have a layered structure and, as such, utilise less material than other packaging materials, making them more environmentally friendly. Additionally, the wastage factor is significantly reduced.

Currently, the developers are looking for engineering partnerships to bring their technology to marketable level and a partner in the beverage industry to collaborate with.
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