Single-Serve Drink Pouch Challenges Water Bottles

A flexible stand-up pouch for non-carbonated water is a new alternative to blow molded bottles for packaging non-carbonated water.

A flexible stand-up pouch for non-carbonated water is a new alternative to blow molded bottles for packaging non-carbonated water. The AquaFlexCan from Amcor Flexibles Schupbach in Burgdorf, Switzerland, is made of a three-layer blown film laminate of oriented PP, PET, and a special PE grade for water applications. The easy-open “Tear-n-Sip” container comes in 200-cc to 330-cc (6.7 to 11 fl oz) sizes. There are no commercial applications to date although several developmental projects are under way. (For more details, see Keeping Up with Extrusion.)