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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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