Lightweight 28mm Closures Selected for Lotte's Soju Line of Korean Liquors

Soju Korea AS-Lok 28mm

DECEMBER 6, 2012 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN USA – Lotte Liquor.BG Co., Ltd. has adopted Closure Systems International’s (CSI’s) lightweight AS-Lok mini 28mm closures for their popular Soju line of Korean liquors. Available in both 600ml and 1.8L PET bottles, Lotte offers several varieties of Soju, all rich in natural minerals. By converting to CSI’s AS-Lok mini 28mm closure system designed especially for PET 1881 short-height bottle finishes, Lotte Soju liquor packages are now more environmentally friendly and cost efficient.

Lotte is dedicated to developing and manufacturing products that reflect the constantly evolving needs of customers. Lotte has recognized the growing importance of sustainability in today’s marketplace, and CSI is pleased to have been selected to partner with Lotte to address this need. Raw material reductions in both the bottle finish and the closure have yielded significant environmental and economic sustainability benefits. In addition to providing high performing, lightweight closures, CSI’s expert technical service team worked with Lotte personnel to ensure that the conversion to short height closures was trouble-free and efficient.

AS-Lok mini 28mm is a one-piece linerless, tamper evident closure, ideal for liquor and other non-carbonated beverages, including aseptically-filled beverages. For further product information, please contact:

Vicki Chan, CSI Regional Marketing Manager
RM 2902, ACE Tower, Windsor House
Hong Kong, China
+852 2808 6117

About CSI

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, 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 31 locations worldwide, CSI employs approximately 3,900 people. CSI is part of Reynolds Packaging Division, an operating division of the Rank Group.

About Lotte

Lotte Liquor specializes in the production of a range of beverages including soju, rice wine, fruit wine, liquor, and wine. It operates three plants, one each in Gangneung, Gunsan, and Gyeongsan. Lotte’s liquor products include: Cheoeumcheoreom, the world’s first alkalized soju with natural minerals; Chungha, which helps to reveal food’s true taste; Baekhwasubok, which has been produced for 65 years; Seoljungmae Plus, which has the largest share in the premium wine market; and Majuang, which is the pride of Korean wines. Furthermore, as its technology and quality has been widely recognized, Lotte Liquor is exporting to more than forty countries around the world. Visit Lotte’s website at: