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      PET Jerrycan

      as an alternative to HDPE

      “There is a trend on the market that more and more EBM producers switch to PET container production for a number of reasons. PET jerry cans can be made to perfelty resemble HDPE bottle geometry and height. Added support ribs increase the bottle rigidity and impact resistance.”

      CUSTOMER:

      HPP juice producer from Ireland that used to buy costly HDPE canisters from overseas for 5 L bottling.

      TASK:

      Help the customer cut the 5 L container cost and enable the bottle production on existing PET blowing equipment.

      CHALLENGES:

      ⦁ Achieve HDPE canister-like rectangular bottle shape
      • Retain overall container rigidity
      • Apply convenient handle solution for pouring the liquid out
      • Keep the same barrier properties

      SOLUTION:

      ⦁ Bottle shape was designed according to standard 5 L jerry can geometry and preform was produced according to stretching parameters
      • Sufficient number of support ribs was foreseen
      • Easy-to-apply push on handle was used for convenient bottle handling
      • Colored PET used to increase daylight barrier properties

      TECHNOLOGY USED:

      FlexBlow2 with single activated cavity for large size bottle production.

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