BoostPRIME is a unique PET packaging solution offering a great alternative for hot-filled beverages in PET bottles. It expands the opportunities of product premiumisation and revenue generation with a positive impact on the environment and no compromise on packaging performance and the consumer experience. This innovative solution is addressing the single serve market of JNSDIT (juice, nectar, soft drink, isotonics, tea) filled in PET bottles up to 1.2L at a temperature of 85-88°C.

This patented packaging solution removes the need for restrictive vacuum panels or the introduction of gas into PET bottles normally required for the containers to withstand hot-filling temperatures. The final bottle shape is achieved with an active base inversion and relies on three key features with minor impact on the packaging manufacturing line layout:

  • Packaging design: specific packaging base geometry and specifications
  • Base Over Stroke System (BOSS): mechanical forming of the bottle base during the blowing process
  • Inverter: base inversion after filling and capping, tilting and cooling, and before labelling. It balances the negative pressure induced by the beverage cooling in the bottle from 85°C to ambient temperature.

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Premiumisation: increased packaging appeal to stand out on the shelf

  • Total shape freedom to achieve premium and distinctive PET bottles: removal of the technical constraints of the bottle vacuum
  • Consistent brand image: a uniform look and feel for hot and aseptically-filled bottles
  • Easy to adapt any iconic bottle shape with panels without impacting consumer perception
  • Branding opportunities: Smoother labelling surface with no vacuum panel
  • Improved labelling quality due to an inner bottle pressure during label application 

Revenue generation: a very cost-effective solution with significant savings

  • Significant PET resin savings: bottle weight up to 30% lighter than regular HR PET bottles
  • Label material savings: possibility to switch from sleeve to roll-fed labels, with an estimated ten-time reduction in label costs
  • Optimised process parameters at maximum mechanical speed
  • Very fast payback on a new or converted BoostPRIME PET hot-fill line

Top bottle quality and expanded package performances

  • Very consistent blowing process and final bottle base profile
  • Bottle strength although it is light: reduced risk of bottle deformation due to the inner bottle pressure from the base inversion
  • Optimised quality of label application: smoother bottle wall surface, stronger bottle when labelling
  • Increased line efficiency: improved bottle stability on the packaging line with large seating diameter 

Available in a variety of proven production configurations

  • Off-line and In-line production
  • Sidel stand-alone blower and integrated blow-fill-cap Combi
  • SBO Universal and Sidel SBO Matrix blower ranges
  • Contact filling and flow meter filling
  • Rollfed and sleeve labels
  • For new line or as an Options and Upgrades of existing lines
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