LATEST FOOD & BEVERAGE TRENDS-Food network? Social networking has made the world a smaller and better placeWith Multiply, Friendster, My Space and

LATEST FOOD & BEVERAGE TRENDS-Food network? Social networking has made the world a smaller and better placeWith Multiply, Friendster, My Space and


Food network– Social networking has made the world a smaller and better place. With Multiply, Friendster, My Space and with the explosion of Face book, more and more people are reconnecting. Eventually a lot of chefs, cooks and foodies signed up and started exchanging recipes. It is possible now to share recipes, techniques and information with people around the world. It then follows that Food Social Networking will be the next best thing. Grocery shoppers will be dependent on social networking more than advertising to help them to decide on where to buy and where to eat. A kind of social currency, as the blogosphere has anchored itself as a major word-of-mouth avenue. Gourmet and gastronomy will no longer be an exclusive club for foodies.

Franken food – With the latest technologies in bioengineering, it is now possible to come closer to that utopia of the perfect food supply. We should be expecting more consistent food crops, and therefore better quality ingredients. But this has its own sets of controversies. On the other end of the spectrum, the nutritional aspect of food production and consumption will definitely be looked at more closely.

Green Advocacy – Consumers are now more than ever aware of the consequences for irresponsible production practices. Tree huggers were right all along. Now the rest of us are catching up. We now look for ingredients, products, restaurants and food and beverage manufacturing that translate into environmental responsibility, efficiency and cost management. It is expected the demand for produce that are treated with little or no chemicals, safe manufacturing practices and sustainable production will increase. More emphasis will be put on local produce which do not require huge transportation expenses. With this, we could expect the rise of celebrity farmers making headway in local production, as well as the interest to have a home garden. We would now know more about seasonality, about the importance freshness. There will be more restaurants trying to get ‘green certified’ to attract the growing number of clientele who are environmentally conscious.


Healthy convenience – Convenience stores will be packing more healthy options on its menus. Additional channels of distribution will be evident as more and more are adopting the grab-and-go lifestyle and looking for healthy alternatives. Quick lunches that pack the nutritional punch will be readily available, in environmentally safe packaging! Copy cat competition will have independent and chain restaurants to adopt new menu items that have been top sellers at competitors. Donut shops are now going into the smoothie business. The smoothie bar will now be incorporating gourmet burgers. Cupcakes will be popping up ridiculously in every nook and corner. Soon there will be so much noise, differentiation will muddle out the true identity of the dining experience. Soon the phrase ‘jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none’ will prosper.

Back to simplicity – With the recession affecting the globe, what did we discover? Simple sells. Chefs and restaurants now are capitalizing on the power of classic combinations and pure ingredients. Mad Men has tickled the Baby Boomer’s fancy, so expect a return to Mama’s home cooking. ‘Rustic’ will replace ‘molecular gastronomy’ as the new buzzword. Foodservice operators have been having success with retro menu items—things that people grew up with. From a culinary perspective, however, many operators have been able to add a unique twist to these timeless favorites.

The Offal Truth – In order to control food costs, savvy chefs and restaurateurs are looking at these odd parts to offset the expensive steaks and chops. Expect specials on tongue and oxtail along with beef and pork cheeks, chicken gizzards, tripe, and other innards and odd parts. Oxtail Ravioli? Beef Cheek in red wine reduction?

Tart it up – Restaurateurs are noticing a trend….we need more zing, more pop to what we eat. By next year, restaurant menus will be featuring a balance in sour, salty and sweet sensations, in the form of pickled vegetables, the rise of Ethnic cooking and exotic flavors. Sugar and spice and everything nice will get it’s second serving in the spotlight. Extreme flavors will gain ground. Moody Food that make claims relating to improved mood and emotional wellbeing will represent the next generation of functional products.

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Pet Beverage Bottles Are One Of The Trends For Future Development

Pet Beverage Bottles Are One Of The Trends For Future Development

PET beverage packaging as the packaging aspect of food production enterprises, more than 30 years people have been exploring ways to replace Glass bottle And tin cans in the packaging materials and containers, and plastic is the best material currently available. It has the characteristics of light weight, can reduce transportation costs. But not every plastic are suitable for Food Packaging . Polyester (PET) food packaging material appears to be a rapid development. The first use of PET bottles soft drinks business in the United States Coca-Cola Company, they used to replace 1.5-liter PET bottles 1 liter glass bottles, resulting in increased sales by 27%. PET containers after the food and beverage packaging gradually become a popular “hot demand.” PET containers light weight and strong firm attracted customers by the market. There is also a big advantage of PET material that can form any shape (the applicability of good), but also can be processed into line with people’s habit of color, text and images can be Print .

PET beverage bottles are one of the trends for future development

Domestic PET bottle of mainstream products, initially limited to colas, mineral water, distilled water used in drinks like packaging container, the application of its excellent performance and reasonable price widely welcomed by users in these drinks packaging Based on the successful application of recent years has been in the heat-resistant PET bottle bottled drinks black tea, green tea, Juice And edible oil, cosmetics, medicine, pesticide and other industries to expand its applications. It is reported that in 1996 China’s production of PET bottle 3 billion in 1998 rose to 5 billion in 2000 to reach 8 billion, 9 billion in 2001, 2002, to reach 10 billion, 13 billion in 2004 to become Plastic packaging materials Largest increase variety. Particularly since 2001 with the sudden emergence of the domestic market of tea drink (tea production in 2001 reached 3,000,000 t), tea beverages 85 ~ 90 hot filling PET bottle PET bottle has become the fastest growing in recent years species. At the same time, PET aseptic cold filling bottle the trend of the rise in Japan and other countries, cause for concern. Aseptic cold filling PET bottle technology will reduce the number of applications the importance of hot-fill PET bottles, PET bottles to increase non-heat-resistant PET bottle production in the whole of GDP. Mentioned earlier non- Carbonated beverages Fruit juice, vegetable juice, various flavors of tea drinks, dairy products, coffee, etc., the traditional hot filling perfusion techniques are used, but this technology PET bottles require a higher (must use high-temperature hot-fill PET bottles ), it was reported that Japan already has one-third of non-carbonated beverages using aseptic cold filling technology, therefore, that the future development of PET beverage bottles are one of the trends. A report said the new nutrient-based drinks and flavors added products can help revitalize the stagnant special drink bottled water market, and PET resin and PET bottle suppliers to bring new opportunities.

Recession in the global economy environment, the 2009 pairs of plastic food and beverage packaging industry in China will no doubt be a cold winter, but the ability of PET bottle industry is expected to warm more than other plastic packaging industry stronger. This is mainly the Chinese beverage market in recent years, especially fruit juice and tea drinks market growing rapidly. As the most mainstream of the current beverage packaging materials will also benefit from this PET bottle, so, PET bottles will have greater market opportunities.


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quot;PET bottles" bottle of anti-pollution improvements program-PET, beverage bottles, contaminated – Food Industry

quot;PET bottles" bottle of anti-pollution improvements program-PET, beverage bottles, contaminated – Food Industry

Many consumers have encountered such a situation: open PET beverage bottles and found a dark bottle with visible mold, it is disgusting. How to improve the mouth of pollution in the study, this paper obtained the national patents improvement program.

Existing bottle with a threaded resealable plastic beverage bottles, the main material is PET, bottle mainly HDPE, location are sealed bottle top, and according to the size of the pressure bottle were taken in different gasket, sealing ring, sealing ring inside the plug or seal in combination with the seal of the sealing plug within the form, which sealed the different forms of performance only to improve the sealing effect.

Position as only the bottle sealed, threaded part is not sealed, from production to consumer consumption of the process, many factors will result in polluting part of bottle thread, such as nutritious beverages in the beverage filling process splash to the bottle screw part, the role of bacteria and air, the mouth of the bottle thread appear moldy, the phenomenon of the accumulation of stain; or adverse environmental transport and storage will lead to a clean bottle thread pollution, such as selling drinks on the ice when the long-term water.

Many consumers will experience open bottle after bottle thread Department found dirt, because bottle has been opened, complaints of limited, had nothing with this. From the drinking habits of view, most consumers drink

Plastic bottled drinks are not straw when it is included directly in the mouth bottle, with screw Department of pollutants will enter the body, this phenomenon is especially true in children.

In fact, many beverage manufacturers have to face this problem, but also adopt various methods to solve, such as control filling volume and reduce the filling to cover delivery of the shock, before capping the bottle washing, etc. However, the problem still occurs, and the various methods currently can not be solved, such as hot filling and overflow level required mouthful is a contradiction. Such defective products sometimes more than 1%, the manufacturer often because of this problem within recovery of product, while in the process of transportation and sale of pollution are difficult to control and ultimately flow to the hands of the consumer products are many complaints about seriously affect the product’s reputation.

Defect analysis from the above view, the problem is not sealed bottle screw part, from the market looking for food packaging, consumers have some protection to the parts of the design of direct contact, such as eight-treasure porridge on the plastic cover, but the outside packaging is added, the sealing effect of the general, but also costs more, in the plastic beverage bottle has no such protective packaging. Then there would not be a simple and cost too much packaging? We propose a practical and feasible.

Principle from the sealing point of view, the above-mentioned sealed plastic beverage bottles are mainly two types in the top cap gasket, sealing gasket has a shape and added (2 cover), with second within the sealed bottle plug. Gasket by bottle to the top of the gasket seal from the role of the extrusion deformation; in Cyprus relies on the external diameter of the inner diameter of the interference with the bottle sealed with the role play. Due to different principles, gasket cap can withstand a large bottle pressure, present a variety of beverages in plastic bottles are used, inside the plug cap on the number of relatively high pressure with no or less in the bottle beverage varieties such as hot-fill beverage most current, within the plug with its sealing diameter and inner diameter with the bottle, the material within the plug.

See from the production process, within the plug cap process is simple, low cost, small changes to re-tighten the seal, so widely used in non-carbonated beverages. Principles of its seal, the seal and the cap is not the final tightening torque between the actual production of capping the final tightening torque required only to prevent accidental lid back loose. Therefore, we can by improving the sealing plug within the mouth of the bottle to get the required thread seal.

The above-mentioned principle of the two seal species in the structure are used to, drink bottle with the bottom sealed bottle male boss, cap and seal within the wall forming the contact surface of convex sets coincide, and in The contact surface with air sealing rings, gas cap seal ring with one injection

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Bottle in the beverage industry applications – caps, beverage, container – Food Industry

Bottle in the beverage industry applications – caps, beverage, container – Food Industry

Su Ping packaging as a packaging form, its applications and material selection is very extensive. People often talk about Suping concern when packaging material changes are Su Ping, bottle-type changes, etc., but would like to remind everyone that, Su Ping package there is a very important role?? cap.

With Su Ping wide application in many areas, more and more caps reflect its importance, both in the beverage, dairy, or cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other industries, increasing the status of cap highlighted. Caps?? As a small part of the package, ensuring product quality and create personalized products is essential, the main function of cap two: First, seal, protective effect on the contents, which is the most caps basic functionality, but also manufacturers the most easy to do; second is aesthetics, as an integral part of the package, small caps can play the finishing point. The current material container area, we will focus on talking about the demand for the beverage industry focused on cap and cap products in the field of development.

For different beverage products, they have some common needs of caps, such as:

sealing / re-seal: seal well; protective packaging

marketing support: ease of use, promotion, improved packaging, diversification

Economy: The price is competitive anti-theft function: to prevent breaking the seal, false

blocks: high efficiency, high productivity security: food grade, non-polluting Plastic Cap pushed to the beverage packaging front, since the mid-90s of last century, the production of PET bottled Coca-Cola beverage use Plastic Cap instead of aluminum cap, which would Plastic Cap pushed to the front beverage packaging. Since then, with strength and beverage packaging businesses have imported foreign equipment manufacturers, Plastic Cap began mass production and application. Now, both light and easy to open the plastic anti-theft caps for the beverage packaging is not only convenient for consumers, but also speed up the beverage industry.

As domestic beverage business is highly competitive, many well-known beverage companies have adopted the latest production technology and equipment, which makes our system covers machinery and plastic cap production technology have reached the world advanced level. The cover, such as Gabriel (BERICAP), Sacmi (SACMl), Ao Keya (Alcoa), Husky (Husky), Demag (Demag), Nestal, Engel (Engel) and other world-renowned system of covered mechanical also have entered the country. At the same time, in plastic bottle production, plastic injection and compression molding process, the struggle begun in a big screen. Technological innovation is undoubtedly the driving force for the rapid development of Plastic Cap.

Order to better meet the needs of individual products, beverage products, packaging enterprises in the whole bottle full of kung fu. We can drink from a few years with minor indications of product packaging. Meanwhile, suppliers have also introduced a different function and form of cover. This will not only meet the demand for products, but also bring more business to the end user the opportunity to choose.

Bottle beverage products show some typical:

Sports cover Early as 1998, farmers in China, launched its spring campaign covered by water, packaged beverages, and sports caps are consciously introduced as a big selling point, so that their products quickly occupied the market, despite the current movement has been gradually built out of drinks market, but the cap for the rich family, its contributed.

Watson product design of the double cover

Watson in the July 2003 launch of distilled water and, upon listing of its new packaging will be filled with fresh eye opener for consumers. Streamlined bottle, concise fashion the unique double green packaging and bottle design, the pure “water” into a unique fashion taste with a full personal style products. This double cover of green products has become a huge selling point.

Large caliber cap PET bottles on the market generally for the caliber 28mm, in 2003, to meet the needs of adults drink, launched a large-diameter spring farmer’s fruit juice products, the aperture diameter of 38mm, accompanied by large-diameter bottle cover and packaging for the product immediately add much color, large caliber cap has been pushed to the forefront of the market.

Pull ring cover Beverage exhibition in the supermarket, a name, “I drop” fruit beverage products using a novel pull-ring cover design. You can see that a whole product, with ring-pull drinks. This product’s plastic cover is inlaid with a pull ring, so that the whole package is like a small water bottle, but also bring great convenience to consumers. As a result of the plastic lid, often attract consumers whom stopped.

Cartoon cap Gabriel wow cartoon drink, each bottle is above the image of cartoon characters, vivid. This product is priced products than your regular drink several times, but still sold well. Can be said that this product cartoon cover the marketing of products play a key role. Gabriel wow audiences of children Cartoons drinks, fresh cartoon cap, exaggerated style immediately caught the child’s eye, even if more expensive, or parents willing to make money.

To cut costs?? Short cap came into being

Beverage industry for now, in order to better reduce costs, suppliers have to focus on the PET bottle to the top. Let them become shorter bottle favorable measures in Europe, short mouth of PET bottles was first used in beer industry, and success.

2005, the Coca-Cola bottle began to focus short-PET bottles, they also want to short this bottle cap and the corresponding application in fruit juice and carbonated beverage products above. However, this application is a certain difficulty, of course, is reflected in the carbonated drinks. We all know that soda itself is the injection of carbonic acid in the drinks, making drinks taste better, but also for this reason, the packaging of carbonated drinks bottles usually 6 to 8 there is pressure, compared to ordinary fruit juice is , give mouth of the bottle and cap to bring greater pressure.

Theory is, between the mouth and the cap screw through mutual contacts sealed bottles, of course, the area between the screw and bottle the greater the degree of the better confined. But if the bottle shortened cap also shorter, and the corresponding, thread and the contact area between the mouth of the bottle, can do to reduce, so not conducive to sealing effect. So, after a complex test (such as drop test, transport test, etc.) now have

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Smart Beverage Packaging To The Consumer A New Experience

Smart Beverage Packaging To The Consumer A New Experience

Various Beverages Package Continue to emerge, to the consumers a whole new experience. Designed for children from the splash cap, to all kinds of bottles and jars, not only the convenience of people’s lives, but also the development of new paved the way for drinks.

  In the past 20 years, the beverage market has experienced from a single course to prosperity. Before the 19th century 80’s, very few consumers choose to drink varieties, with the disposable bottle, aseptic boxes, bottled water, canned Tea And the introduction of fruit juice, choice of drinks not only expanded rapidly, and more convenient, easy to carry. Drink now to meet the different needs of various age groups, such as refreshing, entertainment, pay, celebrate, hobbies, health and so on.

With the beverage industry, more and more manufacturers start trying to promote intelligent packaging. Continuing introduction of new packaging and new materials, changing people’s lives, so drink more convenient, more enjoyable and to promote a new beverage.

Nutrition Additive Preservation Tips New FreshCan ® Wedge technology is Ball Packaging Europe (B PE ) And Degussa FreshTech beverage company to develop a patented technology. It can Vitamin And other ingredients in the beverage quickly when opened, in which proliferation. Degussa’s vice president of marketing, said Dr. Ralf: “FreshCan technology is a great innovation.” “We believe it is the second pop after the biggest breakthrough in beverage packaging, changed our way of thinking of the canned beverage.”

Spill lid for child care easier

New pure natural fruit juice drink with a patented spill-proof lid, remove the heat sealing, make it easier child to crawl. Its unique design can increase children’s interest on the juice, but also for the parents to avoid a lot of trouble, is a healthy and convenient juice drink.

Cap of the more critical part is the silicon Valve , By Forest City Technologies companies. That Valve Can block the flow of juice, juice by sucking or squeezing unless. Valve has a small hole by air pressure when the role is to allow the juice through. Kerner, said, “Silicon is a unique material, it has memory, can be restored to its original shape.” With a valve cap that is located in Mississauga’s EuroMoulds manufactured.

Brilliant light bottle UK Cognifex launched a dazzling new packaging. Cognifex with using a LED And micro-chip Electronic Unit that contains buttons Battery As Power supply , To make plastics and Glass Bottle light, to achieve the promotion and marketing purposes.

Cognifex co-founder, executive director of BrynGriffiths said: “We are committed to introduce new in the beverage industry, so the brand can be different. Luminous container is different; it can make products stand out, beyond consumer’s expectations. “

Straw, a pleasure to drink milk

According to Milk Processor Education Program (milk processing training program MilkPEP) a recent research report said the body of the St. Louis area’s 300 schools were investigated and found how to make milk more welcomed by the United States children . When the milk types of flavors (such as vanilla and strawberry), packaged, the children will choose to drink milk instead of other beverages. PeterBaron is Unistraw International Holdings Limited, the founder and director, and he is also an inventor. His long-term commitment to improve the flavor of milk way to make it more sanitary, convenient, healthy and delicious, so that the milk is more welcomed by the people.

Sipahh ® milk flavoring straw in October last year in Cologne, Germany International Food Officially launched the exhibition, which uses a patented Unistraw ® system, you can drink through the straw when the seasoning “beads” integrated into one. Baron said that the system is composed of straw, Filter Device and the seasoning particle composed of three parts, to overcome the shortcomings of the previous flavor straw products.

Color Coffee Cover a hot Another innovation is the Australian one-off from SmartLidSystems color cover, it can paper or plastic coffee Cup The coffee’s temperature automatically change color. Smart Lid into a coffee cup lid color additives, when it was placed in full of hot beverages Cup When will from brown to red.

Smart Lid Systems NickBayss executive director, said: “With the development of disposable coffee cup, insulated cup (foam cups have been confined to) the line between is becoming increasingly blurred.” “Now Cups Child usually with a variety of insulation, which means that consumers can not simply touch to judge the temperature of the drink inside. So, how they Test Temperature requirements? With their mouths! With Smart LidSystem, consumers look at the cover will know the temperature of the coffee, which makes color lid become the market’s most Security Cover. “

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Sustainable (“green”) Packaging Market For Food And Beverage Worldwide, 2Nd Edition

Sustainable (“green”) Packaging Market For Food And Beverage Worldwide, 2Nd Edition

Food and beverage packaging is one of the most significant components of the packaging market, for which the U.S. is the largest global market. Growth of food and beverage packaging is approximately 3% annually, with the market is being driven by important innovations and technological developments. Packaging for foods and beverages is primarily designed to preserve and protect the contents; secondarily, it serves as a marketing tool to attract consumers. Today’s innovations add a new dimension-environmental concern.

Once thought of as only recycling, sustainability refers the entire life cycle of products. Considerations of packaging’s sustainability include analysis of source materials, the manufacturing/production processes and technologies, transportation and distribution, and end-of-life scenarios.

Sustainability is a relatively new issue for the industry, in which key players acknowledge being in the early stages of the learning curve. At the same time sustainability policies are nearly universal among packaging companies, which are sensitive to the environmental, economic, regulatory, and public image aspects of the issue.

The information in this report is based on both primary and secondary research. Primary research entailed in-depth interviews with industry executives and analysts to obtain information on new product trends, industry influences, marketing programs, and technological innovations.

Secondary research entailed data gathering from government sources, trade associations, business journals, transcripts, company literature and websites, and research reports. Shipment statistics were derived from the U.S. Census of Manufacturers and the Annual Survey of Manufactures, estimated and forecasted by SBI. Price trends were tracked from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index. Additional information was derived from data provided by Datamonitor’s Productscan. The consumer demographics analysis was developed using data from Simmons Market Research Bureau’s (New York, NY) summer 2008 consumer survey.

What You’ll Get in This Report
Sustainable (“Green”) Packaging Market for Food and Beverage Worldwide, 2nd Edition makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that Sustainable (“Green”) Packaging Market for Food and Beverage Worldwide, 2nd Edition offers.

Sustainable (“Green”) Packaging Market for Food and Beverage Worldwide, 2nd Edition includes the following five packaging material categories:
• Paper
• Plastic
• Metal
• Glass
• Flexible

The report presents industry historical statistics (2003-2008) and forecasts to 2013 for sustainable food and beverage packaging production for both the U.S. and international markets. It also includes data on global municipal waste production and recovery data. The report identifies key drivers of and trends affecting the marketplace, discusses marketing and distribution challenges, profiles major manufacturers, and examines end user attitudes and behaviors.

Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You’ll Benefit From This Report
If your company is involved with the packaging industry, you will find this report invaluable as it provides or uses these products, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight about sustainability issues not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for sustainable packaging in the food and beverage industry, as well as projected market demand and trends through 2013.

This report will help:
• Marketing managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans that address and incorporate sustainable packaging.
• Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for sustainable packaging.
• Advertising agencies working with clients in the food and beverage industry understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel consumers to purchase these products.
• Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
• Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.

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Introduction to Plastic Bottle (Beverage Bottle and Beer Bottle) Sealing Performance Testing

Introduction to Plastic Bottle (Beverage Bottle and Beer Bottle) Sealing Performance Testing

Plastic bottles have found wide application in food, beverage and beer industries nowadays. Plastic cola bottle, plastic juice bottle and beer bottle can be found everywhere in our daily life. With its wider applications, there have been more standard requirements for its quality control. Since winding up force and sealing performance have direct relationship to storage quality and periods of the contents inside the packages, sealing performances and torque force of bottle closure have become common focus of plastic bottle manufacturers among various quality control indexes. Labthink Instruments ( ) briefs on the test of plastic bottle seal performance, bottle closure winding up force and open force with Labthink PARAM LSSD-01 Leak and Seal Strength Detector and PARAM NJY-20 Digital Torque Tester.

1. Plastic Bottle Sealing Performances and Bottle Closure Trip/Lock Testing

The barrier property of plastic bottle material would directly influence the quality guarantee period. The better barrier performance, the longer quality guarantee period.  However, no matter the individual barrier properties of bottle body and bottle closure are good; the conjunction place is the only place where leakage would occur. Therefore, the sealing performance of bottle closure is the most basic indicator for container sealing performance.

GB/T 17876-1999 has stated specified requirements for bottle closure sealing performance testing. According to their different applications, bottle closures for still beverage and carbonated beverage are of different methods. Closure for still beverage should cut its theft-proof ring (bar), and pressurize to 200kPa in PARAM LSSD-01 Leak and Seal Detector for 1 minute (underwater). Observe the leakage; if not, increase the pressure to 1207kPa for 1 minute and observe whether the bottle closure trips.

Labthink PARAM LSSD-01 Leak and Seal Detector is for quantitative testing for sealing performances; Labthink PARAM MFY-01 Leak Tester is for rapid qualitative testing.

2. The Torque Value Testing for Bottle Cap/Closure- Lock Force & Open Force

In the above mentioned sealing performance testing, a certain bottle cap torque force is required. Actually, bottle cap torque force (bottle cap open and lock force) is one of the main factors affecting the sealing performance. Over torque force would bring great difficulties for open and winding up of bottle cup, and thus, reduce the convenience. Insufficient torque force would affect the seal performance of the container, and may further result in the leakage during transportation. Now, package design is designated to bring more convenience for fast consumption, and easy openness of bottle cap is one of the aims. When dealing such testing, GB/T17876-1999 is the standard, and craft-proof ring should be cut before testing.

The sealing performance of plastic bottle is the most important factor affecting package leakage and product deterioration. Excellent open easiness and sealing performance can be guaranteed through reasonable control of sealing performance and torque value. The barrier property of plastic bottles, including gas transmission quantity and water vapor transmission quantity, should also be controlled so as to guarantee the product quality during shelf-life period. For more information, please visit Labthink Instruments Co., Ltd. is willing to have more communications and exchanges with you.

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