It’s easy to forget that PET packaging is much more than just the bottle reaching the consumer. Thus, Sidel’s end-to-end approach, looking at packaging and equipment with a 360° perspective, contributes to the circular economy by taking into account primary, secondary and tertiary packaging as well as their created impact upstream and downstream in the value chain.
More than one-third of all beverage volume is packaged in PET thanks to its unique properties in terms of food safety, convenience, design flexibility, transparency and affordability. It is the only plastic suitable for direct food contact and for 100% closed loop bottle-to-bottle recycling.
In addition, for each type of packaging material used, you need to consider the origin of the material – whether it is virgin, recycled or bio-based PET –, its energy, water and chemical consumption and its end of life properties.
Thanks to Sidel’s packaging design capabilities, and particularly to our continuous innovation in stretch blow-moulding and conveying technologies, we are at the forefront of PET bottle lightweighting, breaking record after record.
Moreover, our state-of-the-art blowing process ensures consistent recycled PET (rPET) bottle quality, reducing the environmental footprint of our customers and saving on resources. Besides rPET, we see a great opportunity in the revival of refillable PET bottles (ref-PET). Sidel is already leading in this area, equipped with the specific technology and know-how to supply customers with refillable lines.
Although the packaging industry is undoubtedly facing manifold challenges, we at Sidel see ourselves absolutely ready to address the debate around plastics. Further reaffirming our own dedication to the continued transformation of the packaging industry while working together on a sustainable future, in 2019, Sidel has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, an initiative launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN Environment.
With over 30 years of PET blow moulding experience, Sidel is one of the world’s leading providers of PET solutions for liquid packaging.
To find out more, go to https://www.sidel.com/en/pet-pk-1
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