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Polar Beverages Boosts Bottling Efficiency and Enhances Sustainability by Converting to CSI’s Omni mini XP® Closures
|By Business Wire
|June 10, 2014 01:29 PM EDT
Polar Beverages, the country’s largest independent soft-drink bottler,
is in the process of upgrading all their carbonated beverage lines to
adopt Closure Systems International’s (CSI’s) lightweight Omni mini XP
28mm linerless closures. Omni mini XP bottle caps deliver superior
application and product performance for sparkling beverages while
reducing total cost of operations and enhancing environmental
Following one of the conversions, Chris Crowley, Polar Executive VP and
Operations Manager, was extremely pleased by the results. Crowley said,
“Polar is a family-owned business with traditions dating back to 1880.
We only make process changes when the quality and integrity of our
products are enhanced and our customers or the communities in which we
live directly benefit. Converting to CSI’s Omni mini XP closures
helped achieve all those goals.”
Omni mini XP is precision-engineered to enhance capping application
performance, resulting in lower defect rates and higher productivity for
bottlers. The Omni mini XP design reduces misapplied caps, reduces color
dimensional variability and easily accommodates bottling line speed
changes. The result is more efficient bottling and lower operational
CSI’s new Omni mini XP closure is an ultra lightweight, one-piece 28mm
design, compatible with the 1881 bottle finish. Weighing less than two
grams, this closure not only delivers best-in-class capping application
performance, but also unparalleled product performance. Omni mini XP’s
robust seal design ensures industry-leading CO2 performance across the
widest range of conditions, protecting the integrity of the brand and
delighting consumers. In addition to providing advanced performance for
beverage customers and consumers, the new closure is made using fully
recyclable polyethylene resin, delivers maximum source reduction and a
reduced carbon footprint.
Polar’s Sam Bowden and Judy Knowlton led the conversion project,
beginning with the installation of upgrades to Polar’s capping equipment
and then closely monitoring line-trial testing. “In a word, the XP
production start-up was flawless,” said Bowden. “Polar’s strict quality
standards combined with the expert technical support provided by CSI
have made the conversion first-rate. As proof, our XP bottling lines ran
virtually defect-free, beginning on day one. We could not be more
For more information about Polar, please contact:
1001 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Email: [email protected]
For more information about Omni-Lok mini XP 28mm caps and other CSI
closure and capping options, please contact:
Closure Systems International
Clint Rush, Global Marketing
7702 Woodland Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46278
Closure Systems International, Inc. (CSI) is recognized as a global
leader in closure design, manufacturing and high speed application
systems. In addition to quality closures and capping equipment, CSI
provides unparalleled customer and technical services globally. Major
categories served include carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, juices,
isotonics, teas, adult beverages, liquid dairy, foods and automotive
fluids. CSI's closure systems solutions help customers maximize profits
by increasing the marketability of their brands and optimizing their
total cost of operations. In its 27 locations worldwide, CSI employs
approximately 3,400 people. CSI is part of the Reynolds Packaging Group,
an operating division of Rank Group Limited. Please visit www.csiclosures.com.
Contact Jane Haywood-Rollins at +317-390-5050 with general trade press
or marketing communication inquiries.
About Polar Beverages
Polar Beverages, the country’s largest independent soft-drink bottler,
is a fourth-generation, family-owned business that traces its roots back
to 1882. 2007 marked Polar Beverages’ 125th year in the beverage
industry. Throughout all the changes Polar has undergone, it has
maintained its commitment to its associates, the community and its
consumers by providing the highest quality, healthy and unique beverages
available today. Though it has changed in size, Polar is proud that it
still holds on to the same values as its previous generations and
promises to continue the tradition of providing the highest quality
beverages available. You can follow Polar at Facebook.com/PolarBeverages
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