Food Engineering

New bottle sizes

January 1, 2007




Amcor PET Packaging has added several new sizes to its stock heat-set PET line. The new sizes are a panel-less, rectangular gallon and single-serve 16.9-oz., 12-oz., and 10-oz. bottles.  The gallon is said to be the first rectangular, stock PET heat-set container in this size to be offered to the US market.  The rectangular shape enables more efficient  “cubing” or palletizing of the bottles versus round gallons and also provides a wider front facing for greater shelf impact.  The rectangular gallon is also designed to absorb vacuum across the entire surface of the bottle, including the base. It can also be hot filled up to 187