“BarrierGuard represents a customer solution philosophy rooted in improved efficiency and customizable performance,” said Brian Smith, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Supply Chain at Ring Container Technologies. “Ring is thrilled to grow its portfolio of innovative proprietary technologies, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with both current and prospective customers on solutions that optimize their packaging and profits.”
Ring currently produces bottles using BarrierGuard OxygenSmart at its newest plant, which opened in Louisville, Kentucky in October of last year. Plastic bottles using BarrierGuard OxygenSmart are replacing other barrier technologies to provide best-in-class barrier protection with glass-like clarity. Initial studies revealed that BarrierGuard OxygenSmart blocked or absorbed up to 30 percent more oxygen versus other competitive barriers, while using 2.5 times less barrier material on average. BarrierGuard OxygenSmart can be customized for a wide variety of oxygen-sensitive applications including: tomato-based sauces, nuts, oils, baby foods, instant coffee and vegetables. Additionally, BarrierGuard OxygenSmart inventory can be stored without special requirements and offer up to 24 months of shelf life.