Tetra Pak of Switzerland (U.S. headquarters in Vernon Hills, Ill.) began testing the world's first totally clear, high-barrier aseptic pouch in Mexico last year.

Tetra Pak of Switzerland (U.S. headquarters in Vernon Hills, Ill.) began testing the world's first totally clear, high-barrier aseptic pouch in Mexico last year. The Tetra Wedge Aseptic Clear pouch made its debut for shelf-stable orange juice from Jumex, a Mexican beverage company distributed through Wal-Mart, Comercial Mexicana, supermarkets, and schools. Tetra Pak now plans to bring the wedge-shaped pouch to the U.S. this year and to launch it globally in 2007. It is fabricated from a laminate of two SiOx-coated PET films that protect the taste of high-acid juices and low-acid foods like milk. Aseptic packaging typically uses a composite of paper, aluminum, and plastic. The special clear barrier film is made in Lund, Sweden. Tel: (847) 955-6000 . www.tetrapak.com