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Introducing Liquiform(TM) for One-Step Bottle Forming and Filling
Introducing Liquiform(TM) for One-Step Bottle Forming and Filling
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Amcor Rigid Plastics-North America
270 Pickets Line
Newport News, VA, 23603
USA



Press release date: July 30, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich.,  - A revolutionary new technology has been announced that is targeted to bring significant energy and cost savings, as well as other benefits, to liquid packaging producers worldwide.

LiquiForm™ is a breakthrough blow moulding and filling manufacturing technology which uses consumable, pressurized liquid instead of compressed air to form plastic containers. By combining the bottle forming and filling processes into one step, this game-changing technology eliminates numerous manufacturing steps, significantly reducing cost and waste.

Ann O’Hara, President of LiquiForm™, said: “LiquiForm™ represents a significant opportunity for the consumer products industry by creating a step-change in efficiency and flexibility. By partnering with respected equipment manufacturers as well as international converters and leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies, we are set up to have the technology achieve its full potential. And looking forward, we seek to make the technology widely available through a licensing and royalty system which encourages partners and licensees to invest in future innovation and development.”

LiquiForm™ benefits

LiquiForm™ technology benefits include:
Energy reduction - no need for compressed air as the bottles are formed when they are filled with the beverage or product
Improved sustainability - lower energy use means less greenhouse gas emissions
Less cost to produce - no redundant equipment associated with traditional blow and fill operations
Operational efficiency - reduced labour, waste and downtime
Reduced footprint - forming and filling are combined in one operation, reducing the amount of floor space required

How it works
The preform is placed in the mould and then the actual liquid or whatever product is to be bottled is forced at high pressure into the preform, moulding it into the bottle shape. This results in a filled bottle, ready for capping and labelling.

The LiquiForm™ technology has been validated with a significant range of packaging substrates, products and conditions using the same LiquiForm™ machine for cold, ambient and hot-fill containers.

Commercialisation
LiquiForm Group is now actively seeking additional commercial partners. The LiquiForm™ technology will be widely available through a licensing and royalty system, which encourages partners and licensees to invest in future innovation and development.

LiquiForm™ is the result of a joint venture originally established by Amcor, a multinational packaging leader, and Sidel, a global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging.  The LiquiForm Group has signed agreements with Yoshino Kogyosho, Japan’s largest plastic bottle manufacturer, to further develop the technology, and with Nestle Waters, one of the world’s leading bottle water companies, to acquire their intellectual property in this innovative technology. 

It is expected that more equipment manufacturers and FMCG companies will be able to purchase developer kits to accelerate their own product development at some stage in the near future. Full scale commercialisation of the LiquiForm™ technology is currently expected to occur by 2018.

About Liquiform Group                                                                                                                                    
Liquiform Group is the business development group representing DISCMA, the joint venture between Amcor and Sidel.  The aim of the business development group is to promote the development of liquid filling capabilities across the range of beverage, food, household products and other applicable areas.  This includes (a) selling various range of developer kits and license packages; (b) engaging with developers and licensees to ensure the technology reaches its full potential in each segment and container type; and (c) continuing to prioritize the development of the technology and host  technical reviews.  For more information, visit www.liquiformgroup.com

Contact Details
Ann O’Hara
President, LiquiForm™
Phone:  +1 734 944 1852
enquiry@liquiformgroup.com
www.liquiformgroup.com
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