INNOVATIVE PET BOTTLE FOR BEER

The world’s first-ever pasteurizable lightweight PET bottle for beer with a non-petaloid base

More and more beer producers are starting to realise the many benefits of switching from glass to PET packaging. Not only can PET bottles maintain the appearance and stability of a glass beer bottle, but they are up to 86% lighter. For manufacturers, this means

significant improvements in supply chain performance and their sustainability profile, plus lower production costs.

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The stability and appearance of glass

The unique design of the PET beer bottle is suitable for flash and tunnel pasteurised beer, as well as micro-filtrated beer.

 

The PET beer bottle:

  • Incorporates a crown cap and non-petaloid (champagne) base
  • Can withstand pressure of 20 PU in the tunnel (standard for lagers)
  • Weighs just 28g
  • Maintains a stable base after pasteurisation
  • Enables design flexibility

 

A six-month shelf life

When packaging beer it is critical to prevent oxygen entering and carbon dioxide escaping the package. The new PET beer bottle design achieves this with different solutions, such as single-layer material blends and Sidel's proprietary Actis™ gas-barrier technology. As a result, the bottle can protect beer qualities for up to six-months.


Tested and proven

The PET beer bottle has successfully undergone full industrial production tests to prove its performance, both during production and across simulated supply chains. These tests include:

  • Advanced packaging optimisation and qualification tests
  • Finite element analysis and feasibility testing
  • Stability evaluation
  • Liquid quality protection
  • Rigidity testing

Sidel packaging experts have blown a 330 millilitre version that can achieve a six-month shelf life (with less than 1 parts-per-million (ppm) of oxygen ingress and less than 17% of carbon dioxide loss). We can also provide versions up to 600 millilitres and are continuously developing even larger sizes.

 

Contact us to find out what the  new PET beer bottle can achieve for your business.

 

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  • PET beer bottle facts

    • World's first-ever pasteurizable lightweight PET bottle   for beer with a non-petaloid ('champagne') base
    • Usable for flash or tunnel pasteurized beer, and alsomicro-filtrated beer
    • Can withstand pressures of 20 pasteurization units (PU) in the tunnel, which is standard for lagers, and retains a stable base after pasteurization
    • 330 to 600 millilitre versions (with less than 1 parts-per-million (ppm) of oxygen ingress and less than 17% of carbon dioxide loss)
    • Up to six-month   shelf life
    • All the advantages of a PET bottle: Greater flexibility,lighter weight,increased sustainability,better supply chain performance and lower costs
    • Only 28 grams, which is up to 86% less than an average equivalent glass bottle according to Sidel data.

  • Misperceptions around beer in PET

    For many years there have been misperceptions around beer in PET. For example, some mistakenly think beer in PET gets warmer quicker. In fact, in our studies, the PET beer bottle kept  beer cold for the same time duration as an equivalent sized glass bottle, with much less wall thickness and much less material weight. Taste is also another misperception, with some consumers falsely believing beer tastes better, for example, in cans instead of PET bottles.

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Sidel PET beer bottle baseSidel ran its advanced packaging optimisation and qualification tests on the bottle, including finite element analysis and feasibility testing to evaluate bottle stability, liquid quality protection and rigidity. Finally we ran full industrial production tests to prove the bottle's performance, both during production and across simulated supply chains.

 

Contact us to find out what the new PET beer bottle can achieve for your business.