The new UniKeg A. (Photo credit: Lightweight Containers)


New UniKeg A showcased at BrauBeviale to complete global portfolio

| Material technology | Lightweight Containers | Den Helden | Netherlands

The new UniKeg A will be showcased at this year's BrauBeviale. The A-fitting, also known as the German slider, is the latest addition to range and is compatible with existing MicroMatic universal coupling systems. The UniKeg portfolio also includes S and D type fittings which means that the kegs can be used on trade anywhere in the world with existing equipment.

Part of the market-leading KeyKeg family, the UniKeg range aims to provide a lower cost packaging solution without compromising quality - ensuring draught beverages reach consumers as fresh as the day they were produced. The double wall technology protects the taste and shelf-life of beverages and means that the keg is one of the safest on the market, particularly in hot climates where a single wall keg may not deliver to the brand owner's requirements. All UniKegs are pre-flushed with nitrogen and ready to fill.

The octagonal design of the handgrip and base cup made from 100% reused material delivers a robust performance in supply chain logistics. The keg is also more sustainable than other PET kegs as over 30% of the keg is made from reused, circular materials.

In addition, the compact design means that UniKeg have a 25-30% higher loading capacity than steel kegs, meaning more can be transported in one go, reducing carbon emissions and transport costs. The kegs also dramatically reduce water usage. There's no need to wash the keg or use harsh cleaning chemicals because the kegs are ready to fill.

Annemieke Hartman, Chief Commercial Officer at UniKeg, said: "Now that we are offering the UniKeg A to the global market we are able to support producers of beer, wine, kombucha, coffee and other beverages with a product that already complies with the 30% re-used materials content requirements as set out by the European Commission. This will help ensure brand owners are not presented with a tax levy on packaging following the introduction of new legislation in the coming years and are offering them an all-round solution in terms of price, quality and sustainability."