Vuka LLC of Denver has recently launched a new line of sparkling, juice-based energy drinks in colorful, 16-ounce re-sealable, extruded aluminum bottles created by Exal Corporation of Youngstown, Ohio. Vuka, which means, "wake up" in Zulu, is a series of four all-natural drinks enhanced with vitamins and nutrients. Named 'Awaken,' 'Work Out,' 'Think' and 'Renew,' each drink is specifically geared toward different occasions throughout the day.
"This is a distinctive, extraordinary product and Vuka wanted packaging that was equally so," remarks Mike Clark, Sales Director for Beverage Containers at Exal. He says that the large, re-sealable aluminum bottle provides a great canvas for Vuka's vivid, eye-catching graphics. "It really stands out on store shelves."
For this new beverage line, Vuka chose Exal's re-sealable, aluminum bottle with a 38 continuous thread finish (CT) because of its strength, dimensional consistency, lighter weight and its ability to handle the rigors of the pasteurization process. "Our company chose Exal because they had the capability to manufacture our unique bottle design and finish in the most practical and efficient way,” says Darian Bregman, CEO of Vuka. “Our products contain natural ingredients and no preservatives, therefore, pasteurization was necessary to ensure product quality and increase shelf life. Exal's aluminum bottle easily withstands the tunnel pasteurization process and prevents bottle breakage that can occur with other package types in a tunnel pasteurizer,”
SOURCE: Exal Corporation