Young wine keeps old look with new PET bottles


A PET packaging supplier says it this year has been tasked to supply 45% more bottles for wine than in 2009, including a doubling of the order for PET bottles for this year's Beaujolais Nouveau vintage, underlying the increasing welcome PET is finding among wineries and their customers.

The processor, APPE (formerly known as Artenius PET Packaging), credits the demand growth to a growth in popularity of PET bottles for wine packaging. "The impressive growth in demand underlines consumer acceptance of PET as a suitable pack format for wine," says Sylvain Houard, business development manager at APPE. "Our PET bottles enable the quality of the wine to be preserved while offering important benefits in terms of convenience and an improved environmental profile, both of which are important purchasing considerations among consumers."...
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