Plastipak and AriZona Beverage Partner on ThermoShape

PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Plastipak is pleased to partner with AriZona Beverages to commercialize the first ThermoShape™ system in the U.S.

The project came to life when AriZona challenged Plastipak to deliver a hot fill PET package while maintaining the look and feel of its iconic glass packaging. AriZona wanted the ability to be able to run on existing hot fill lines, and provide barrier protection to maintain the great taste that the consumer has come to enjoy and expect.

Utilizing Plastipak’s proprietary ThermoShape™ and DiamondClear™ barrier technologies, they were able to successfully deliver on all of these requests and create a smooth wall, hot fill, extended shelf life, in a lightweight, recyclable PET container. It is able to maintain the value of product while upholding the cost required to support AriZona’s marketing and supply chain needs.

“Over the last several year Plastipak has devoted resources to broadening our hot fill and barrier capabilities, so when AriZonacame to us with this challenge, we were confident that we had the right combination of solutions to be successful,” said, Tim Eppinga, Global Vice President of Food & Beverage Category.

About Plastipak

Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality, rigid plastic containers for the food, beverage, and consumer products industries. Plastipak operates more than 37 sites in the United States, South America and Europe, with a total of over 5,000 employees. Its customers include some of the world’s most respected and recognized consumer brands. Plastipak is also a leading innovator in the packaging industry, holding more than 420 United States patents for its state-of-the-art package designs and manufacturing processes. In addition, Plastipak licenses various packaging technologies around the world. It acquired APPE, the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona, in July 2015. Plastipak was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. Additional information about Plastipak can be found at its website

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About AriZona

AriZona Beverages, founded in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1992, is proud to be a family owned and operated American company. AriZona’smission is to offer top quality beverages in uniquely designed packages that are accessible and affordable. AriZona Beverages — makers of the number one ready-to-drink Iced Tea in America – holds a unique position in the global beverage industry with its iconic $0.99 big can and “keeping it real” no frills approach to the consumer market. AriZona never pays for glitzy advertising campaigns to gain consumer loyalty and is constantly ahead of the curve, carving out trends without the use of focus groups and market research. With a loyal following across various demographics, AriZona pulls its own inspiration from its fierce social media following and devoted fan base. To learn more about the AriZona please visit; Facebook: AriZonaIcedTea; Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @DrinkAriZona

For more information on AriZona:

Jennifer Smith Director of Communications E: T: +1 516.812.0208 Twitter: @smithnyla

Gina Smeraldi PR SpecialistE: T: +1 516.812.0297

For more information on Plastipak or ThermoShape™:

North America: Mary MayledCommercial Administrative Manager E: T: +1 734.354.7247

Europe: Kinza SuttonMarketing Manager – Europe E: T: +44 1978 317 378