Container can be used for HPP

Chesterfield, Mo.-based Pretium Packaging’s recently launched SureHandle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container with an integrated handle has received validation that it can be used for high-pressure processing (HPP) food and beverage applications.

Because HPP does not rely on heat for pasteurization, this validation opens the door for products using cold processing pasteurization to go to market in an equally new container that protects their nutritional and flavor profile. An additional benefit is that the cold processing enables the use of less expensive, liner-less plug-seal style closures.

Pretium Packaging used technology from Practically Impossible Labs in Houston to develop the SureHandle stock container line. The line was developed to provide brand owners with significant shelf differentiation, handling convenience and aesthetics that were not previously possible, according to the company.


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