Abbey Well & Constar - Strategic partnership to maintain taste, shelf-life, and allow in-bottle pasteurisation
Abbey Well developed its Natural Mineral Water product to meet the new nutritional guidelines for drinks in UK schools. Ideally suited for school marketing, the product comes in 4 healthy fruit varieties and contains 65 percent fruit juice with no preservatives or other additives. To help protect the taste and look of its new product, Abbey Well turned to its strategic partner, Constar International Inc.
The 250ml size PET container developed for this purpose had a demanding oxygen barrier requirement due to the premium nature of the product and its shelf life requirements. As a technology leader in the PET industry, Constar worked closely with Abbey Well to develop a technically suitable package for this school marketing program.
The bottle we designed incorporated our proprietary MonOxbar active oxygen scavenger material in a monolayer structure to achieve the customers required barrier performance. As one of the leading oxygen barrier technologies on the market, MonOxbar is a cost effective way to extend the shelf-life of many products. The monolayer bottle material offers design flexibility without the risk of delamination that often comes with a multilayer design. Additionally, Constar's design team incorporated an innovative functional bottle design that enables this package to withstand "in bottle" pasteurization.