Reduced bottle weight

PET Technologies, in co-operation with Thermo-Pack, has supplied a complete filling line for 5l PET bottles with reduced weight to Jermuk Group, the largest producer of mineral and spring water in Armenia.

In order to reduce expenses, the customer switched from 48mm Bericap preform to 38mm Bericap preform to produce 3l and 5l PET bottles on the APF-5 automatic stretch blow moulding machine.

It is beneficial both for bottled water consumers and for the bottling company, it says, as preform and cap cost reduction leads to final product competitive price. Thus, use of 64g Bericap preform (38mm) instead of 85g Bericap preform (48mm) saves up to 90 tons of PET material per year by a value of $135,000.

The APF-5 (1,600 bph, 3-10l) with two independent blowing units admits both neck standards. PET bottles decorated with mountain slopes highlight the natural origin and picturesque environment around the Jermuk Group plant.


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