Published On: Sun, May 29th, 2011

Beer in PET introduced in India

Beer as an oxygen sensitive product challenges the PET bottle and the closure with respect to oxygen transmission.

Especially for the beer market, BERICAP has developed a closure in “crown cork design”, the DoubleSeal SuperShorty Crown O2S closure, which looks very similar to the traditional beer crown cork and it was the first 28mm closure fitting to the PCO 1881 neck. To secure the high quality of beer in PET bottles during the shelf life, BERICAP equipped the closure with an oxygen scavenger absorbing the oxygen in the headspace of the beer bottle.

As said, the world market for beer filled in PET bottles and closed by plastic screw caps is steadily growing. Starting 2003 in Germany, several countries, mainly in Eastern Europe, have meanwhile introduced beer in PET bottles.

Since longer time PET Packaging for beer in India was discussed. Recently a beer brewer introduced in India the 1-liter package PET bottles for his beer and decided to use the BERICAP DoubleSeal SuperShorty Crown O2 – a special beer closure that recurs the high quality of beer in PET even in hot climates such as it is in India. First bottles using BERICAP DoubleSeal SuperShorty Crown O2 are already available in the Indian market.


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