GreenLab Packaging Options
Helping to Ensure a Safer + More Sustainable Future
ALTERNATIVE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
Use Recycled rPET Preforms
- Material: rPET
- Weight: 17 - 64gram
- Finish: 28mm PCO (1810/1816)
- Colors: Clear, Blue, Green
- End Market: All
- Recycle: Max 100% Post-Consumer
- Related Item: Caps to Match
Ever wondered what becomes of discarded PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles, widely used for water/soft drinks?
Assuming these bottles are collected for recycling, they are typically cleaned, finely shredded and converted into recycled PET, or rPET, resin pellets. Theses may be used for a variety of applications, including making rPET preforms, ready to blow new plastic bottles. KGI offers a wide range of rPET preforms so contact us today if you are interested in winning over consumers by sending a greener message.
Create Good (Brand) Karma with Recycled PET Preforms + Bottles
Have you ever wondered what becomes of discarded PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles, which are widely used for water and soft drinks? Assuming that the bottles are collected for recycling, they are typically cleaned, shredded into small flakes of plastic and these flakes are converted into recycled PET, or rPET, resin pellets. The rPET pellets may be used for a variety of applications, including making new preforms, the precursors to plastic bottles —that contain up to 100% post-consumer recycled resin.
Bottle producers may purchase these rPET preforms and convert them into rPET bottles. The rPET bottles may be used for everything from beverages to cleaning products and perform on par with bottles made from virgin resin. KGI offers a full range of rPET preforms in a variety of neck finishes and weights for companies with blow molding equipment that seek to produce their own rPET bottles. If you don’t have bottle blowing capabilities internally, we also offer custom bottles made from rPET resin. Learn whether rPET preforms or bottles are right for your brand.
Save Money + Reduce Waste with the 28mm PCO 1881 Short Neck Finish
Did you know that you can save money and reduce waste by switching from the 28mm PCO 1810/1816 standard neck finish to the 28mm PCO 1881 short neck finish? Although the 1881 short neck finish features the same 28mm wide diameter neck, the height of the neck is shorter compared to the standard 1810/1816 finish. This shorter neck does not compromise the strength or performance of the bottle, including for carbonated beverages.
However, the shorter neck allows for an approximately 25% reduction in the PET resin used to form the neck of the bottle (i.e., from 5.1 grams to 3.7 grams), thereby lowering bottle costs. Similarly, 1881 tamper-evident caps are lighter and less costly compared to the standard 1810/1816 tamper-evident caps. KGI offers a full range of 1881 PET preforms, bottles and tamper-evident closures. Show your commitment to resource conversation and lower your costs by switching to the 1881 neck finish today.
Help Give Plastic Bottles Another Life
Do you believe in reincarnation? Discarded plastic bottles can get another life when they are recycled and converted into recycled plastic resin pellets. Whether we are talking about Polyethylene, such as HDPE or LDPE, or Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), recycled plastic resin is a valuable resource and viable alternative to virgin plastic.
KGI offers an array of recycled plastic resins, including post-consumer recycled HDPE, LDPE, PET and more. Contact us today to learn more about our recycled resin portfolio and related applications.