For Monin Gourmet Flavorings, TricorBraun challenged the conventional answers for eliminating heat-related bottle distortion and created a mold with horizontal ribs, hidden at top and bottom of the label panel area, in order to protect the product’s signature appearance.
The solution for distortion in hot-filled PET bottles is frequently a container with thicker walls or vertical ribs. However, for Monin Gourmet Flavorings of Clearwater, Fla., TricorBraun challenged the conventional answers for eliminating heat-related bottle distortion and created a mold with horizontal ribs, hidden at top and bottom of the label panel area, in order to protect the product’s signature appearance.
Monin typically hot filled bottles of flavored syrups at 155-160°F, so they unsuccessfully used a heavier bottle to overcome heat-related distortion. The loss of product and occasional poor shelf appearance kept Monin searching for the perfect solution.
To eliminate the warp, Monin originally was told it needed vertical support ribs, similar to those found in water bottles. However, vertical ribs would interfere with the label panel and compromise the product’s signature appearance.
TricorBraun’s solution of adding support rings above and below the label panel preserved the one-liter PET bottle’s unique appearance. A 28mm TE neck finish is employed on the container.
TricorBraun is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging, with headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., and 34 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia.
Founded in Bourges, France, in 1912, Monin Gourmet Flavorings is driven by time-honored flavor traditions entrusted through three generations of the Monin family. Today, Monin is the world’s leading provider of premium flavoring products. With an uncompromising standard for quality and flavoring expertise, Monin Gourmet Flavorings is dedicated to producing premium products for creating a full range of customized and distinct beverages. Monin matches quality products with attentive, first-rate customer service and innovative recipe applications to give operators proven, successful beverage offerings.
Michael L. Drohlich, Drohlich Associates, Inc.