Already proven in mainland Europe, the containers are now being introduced into the UK market following major investment by RPC Promens at its Deeside facility. They are UN Packing Group II, SG 1.7 (20 litre) and SG 1.8 (25 litre) approved for the carriage of hazardous goods, and are strong enough to withstand the rigours of the distribution process with no additional outer pack. Their ergonomic design makes them light and easy to handle and a central neck provides easy pouring with no glugging. The containers are also stackable.
For individual branding, they can be specified in a variety of colours, and there is a large labelling area.
The containers are around 50% lighter than other large plastic containers and have been designed to provide maximum pallet utilisation, offering improved transportation efficiencies that deliver a significantly reduced carbon footprint. In addition, barrier PET is fully recyclable, meaning the containers have the potential to be used in second-life applications as part of circular economy principles. Such benefits enable businesses to demonstrate a strong environmental profile to customers.
“This is an exciting development for industrial packaging in the UK,” comments Tom Highton, RPC Promens Industrial’s Business Development Manager.
“These new containers ideally demonstrate RPC’s commitment to both innovative and sustainable packaging solutions.”