Plastic packaging manufacturer Petainer has developed PET kegs for the beverage market.
The new lightweight beverage containers are 100% recyclable, a Petainer spokesperson told PlasticsToday.
"Petainer kegs, once safely de-pressurized, can be disposed of in the same way as any other PET packaging. No special arrangements need to be made," the spokesperson said. "The major components of the fittings are also fully recyclable and can be placed in the normal dry recyclables or plastics recovery channels, where systems and facilities exist."
Petainer kegs are available in 15, 20, 30 and 40 liters. These kegs can be supplied either as complete, ready-to-fill containers or as preforms, which are blown to full size on or near the site where they are filled, the company said....