Published On: Tue, Oct 1st, 2013

NEW PLASTIC PET AEROSOL IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO METAL

PET packaging specialist APPE has launched a plastic aerosol that provides a lower cost alternative to tinplate or aluminum cans.The new pack called ‘SprayPET’ is ideal for a variety of personal care and home care products, such as creams, shaving gels, sun tan lotions, hair care products, polishes and surface cleaners.

NEW PLASTIC PET AEROSOL IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO METAL

NEW PLASTIC PET AEROSOL IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO METAL

The 335ml PET aerosol offers a lightweight construction ensuring a lower total cost of ownership compared to metal equivalents as well as delivering a lower carbon footprint of up to 65% (calculated using the Bilan Carbon method). The container is also recyclable, adding to its sustainability benefits. Other pack sizes will follow shortly.

SprayPET can be delivered in white or transparent PET, with printing and sleeving options available. The material’s design flexibility means a variety of different shapes and styles can be created to enhance brand image and offer effective product differentiation on-shelf. The aerosol also offers excellent durability and will not dent or rust.

SprayPET can be specified with any standard actuator and APPE is pleased to be working with Plasticum, Europe’s leading supplier of aerosol over caps, spray caps and actuators, to provide these. A 57mm gel actuator is currently available and the range will be extended with both foam actuators and spray caps, tailored to the specific dispensing requirements of different product applications.

Mike Hanratty, Business Development Director of APPE comments: “We believe SprayPET offers a real alternative for manufacturers seeking a unique branding opportunity for their products, thanks to its practical, cost and sustainability benefits combined with the potential for eye-catching designs. APPE’s strong history and experience in designing and manufacturing PET rigid packaging has brought the challenging concept of a plastic aerosol that performs to the stringent standards required to reality,”

“We have seen growing interest for PET applications in the aerosol industry,” confirms Gerrit Verhagen, Business Line Manager Aerosols for Plasticum. “APPE’s expertise in PET containers and our established reputation in the aerosol industry provide the ideal complement of skills that will lead to a fruitful co-operation, further strengthening our positions and enabling us to enter new and interesting markets.”