Returnable & Refillable PET Bottles
Compared to their glass counterparts, Returnable & Refillable PET Bottles are typically 90% lighter, with a 30% lower carbon footprint. Compared to single use PET bottles, Returnable & Refillable PET Bottles weigh around twice as much, yet as a result of their reusability, they only consume around 8-10% of the PET material of equivalent single use bottles throughout their lifetime, which may extend up to 6 years considering a typical 3-month re-use cycle. At Drinktec 2022, using its well-established Double Blow Heat-Set Process via its HSB Series Reheat Stretch Blow Molding machines, Nissei ASB will demonstrate live molding of a Returnable & Refillable PET Bottle on an HSB-4N machine that surpasses current industry standards in all respects;
- 1 Liter Sparkling Water with 1.5 gas vol. (design compatible with popular German industry standard for sparkling water)
- Weight: 53 grams (current industry standard 62 grams)
- Reuse Cycles: Greater than 25 times (current industry practice “up to 25 times”)
- RPET Content: Up to 30% without reduction in performance (in laboratory testing ASB’s R&R bottles with 30% RPET actually achieved in excess of 30 times washing and pressurization cycles)
In a typical production scenario, a single HSB-4N machine will produce up to 20 million Returnable & Refillable PET Bottles per year, and with each bottle having a lifetime of more than 25 cycles, this represents the equivalent of at least 500 million single use bottles.