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Article | January 24, 2013
Amcor Rigid Plastics: ROPP aluminum screw cap PET bottles
Amcor’s unique roll-on pilfer-proof (ROPP) finish design for aluminum screw-cap PET bottles has been expanded to the spirits category with new 1.75L and 750ml stock PET bottles that offer light weight and smooth conversion from glass.
The ROPP finish design enables a smooth conversion from glass to PET with minimal changes on the glass filling line. The ability to use the same aluminum closure for glass on PET bottles is a major advantage, offering brand owners a similar filling experience at reduced change over and cost.
The new design mimics the premium look of glass and achieves high-quality aesthetics. The ROPP finish containers are designed to withstand the top load required for aluminum cap applications. The PET bottles meet all required testing to ensure a secure seal with the aluminum closure.
Various decorating options including custom printing and embossing are available to upscale the aluminum closure. The ROPP finish bottle design also permits the elimination of a neck support ring which enhances aesthetics. For the 1.75L stock bottle, a standard plastic pour restrictor–typically used for glass bottles–is incorporated inside the bottle neck to prevent spillage.
For spirits makers, the switch to PET also delivers sustainability benefits. The containers are lightweight, unbreakable, and easy to transport. Lightweight packaging allows more cases per pallet/truck for fewer shipments, lower transportation costs, and reduced carbon emissions.
The two new stock bottles will be incorporated into Amcor’s DeLite brand, currently a complete line of PET bottles with aluminum screw-cap closures for the wine industry.
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