Stackable packaging solutions with integrated handles
Cypet Technologies delivered its first machine for 18 l stackable PET bottles for edible oil packaging in 2015. Since then, several additional machines for this application have been delivered, for bottle sizes from 9-25 l, also featuring integrated handles for convenience, lower cost and easy recycling. But Cypet’s design and development team did not stop here. Now it has designed an alternative PET packaging solution for higher stackability, resulting in the PET-in-Box concept.
Cypet Technologies Ltd is located in Nicosia, Cyprus and manufactures single-stage machines for the production of a large range of containers sizes. Installed Cypet machines are producing from 20 ml miniature bottles to the world’s largest PET container, a 120 l open mouth drum, with 400 mm neck diameter, says the company.
For comfortable handling and emptying of the bottles, Cypet machines can produce bottles with an innovative strong integrated handle, which eliminates the need for additional and costly production steps of producing a handle separately and then fitting it on the bottles. The single-stage technology used is capable of producing with 4 cavities, up to 25 l stackable bottles with integrated handles. The company states that their one-piece stackable PET bottles with integrated handles offer an environmentally friendly packing solution, by saving up to 40 % raw material compared to HDPE jerry cans, with a corresponding saving in raw material cost. In addition, the PET bottles offer better gas barrier, impact strength and stress crack resistance.
Cypet’s new packaging solution for higher stackability comes with many functional features. The PET-in-Box concept consists of a lightweight PET container with an integrated handle in a carton box. While the box is providing the required stackability, a cut-out in the carton top face exposing neck and handle, enables carrying and pouring of the contents without the need to open the carton. Another cut-out in the base with recess on the container enables tilting the package for convenient pouring of the contents. Because of an off-centre neck, easy pouring can be also realised from the side.
A 4-cavity single-stage Cypet system now in production, is making the world-first PET-in-Box solution, for a 15 kg (16.5 l) application in Asia. Both Cypet solutions for stackable PET packaging can be applied to packaging sizes from 8-25 l capacity. According to the company, they are very well suited for the commercial packing of edible oils, household cleaning chemicals, personal care products, kerosene and many other liquids.