Tetra Pak has introduced an improved version of Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle to package oxygen-sensitive enrichments.
Said to be the first aseptic carton bottle, Tetra Evero Aseptic now has a new barrier material that is made of high-density polyethylene in the package top.
The Tetra Evero Aseptic with flat side panels on an otherwise cylindrical carton body makes it easy to hold, while an injection-moulded plastic top allows convenient pouring.
The bottle's 360° printable surface allows manufacturers to create various designs with strong shelf appeal, the company claims.
Tetra Pak carton bottle vice-president Lars Bengtsson said: "Our product development activities are focused on helping customers respond to changing consumer demand and take advantage of new business opportunities.
"The new version of Tetra Evero Aseptic will help dairy producers expand their offering to more dairy drink categories, like vitamin enriched milk or soy milk, using the same packaging and processing machines."
Tetra Evero Aseptic can be used to package a wide range of beverages such as ambient white milk, dairy alternatives, flavoured milk, and toddler and baby milk.
Italian dairy company Granarolo has already trialed the bottle for its enriched lactose-free product range, Accadi.
Granarolo marketing director Tiziano Manco said: "Consumers today are looking for products that support a healthy lifestyle. This is something that has been reflected by the increased demand for our Accadi brand, which features lactose-free milk with vitamin enrichments.
"To support this growth, we were looking for a family pack that is easy to handle and has a good environmental profile, so Tetra Evero Aseptic was the perfect choice."
Tetra Evero Aseptic was first launched in 2011.
Image: Tetra Evero Aseptic can be used to package a wide range of beverages. Photo: courtesy of Tetra Pak.