Krones has released a new droplet-shaped lightweight bottle which is marketed as an alternative to the current PET bottles used by airlines.
The German bottling machine manufacturer said that in many tropical countries, particularly in Asia, small water beakers made of PET are currently in widespread use.
Krones’ droplet-shaped bottle holds 200ml and weighs just 4.4g. It can be produced using a standard blow-moulding machine that is also suitable for lightweight formats.
The container offers an option for pressurising it with nitrogen after filling, thus stabilising it for storage and transportation.
In a statement, Krones said: “In terms of dress, too, the PET bottle offers abundant design versatility: different labelling processes enable different designs to be achieved. This means the beverage producers can market the bottle in different price segments and retailing structures.
“Not only is the droplet shape an eye catcher, its geometry additionally stabilises the lightweight bottle. The container features a 26/22 neck finish typical for water bottles, and can be closed with a normal screw cap.”
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