Thanks to an extremely light industrial bottle design, Sidel’s new 500 ml PET packaging solution, the X-Lite Still, claims to offer a cost-effective and sustainable option for non-pressurised still water.
Aimed at producers looking to optimise their packaging and their production costs, the bottle weighs 6.5g and has a height of 195mm. A Novembal Novaqua RightCAP26 closure completes the offering.
The X-Lite Still integrates the StarLite Still base solution, notable for its increased stability and stress resistance, its design flexibility and the clear lightweighting possibilities.
The Sidel X-Lite Still claims to dramatically reduce the consumption of PET resin: for example, when compared to bottles weighing 12g, the new solution can save a remarkable 1,485 tonnes of PET per year while generating energy savings of up to 335,000 kWh/year. Combined, these reductions amount to 3,000 tonnes of CO2 saved. For bottled water producers, this means that the cumulated savings of PET resin and energy can reach up to two million euros per year.
This base design can be adapted to all Sidel blowing platforms and applied to existing production lines.
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