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Sidel launches PressureSAFE™ a new safe PET aerosol container offering brands a sustainable and competitive edge

2:50 min Bottle development and design
Parma, Italy

Sidel launches PressureSAFE™, an innovative PET aerosol container design that will give home and personal care brands the opportunity to offer more environmentally sustainable dispensing spray packaging. This new PET product-packaging solution is approved for the traditional PET recycling stream.

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Intended for use with products such as perfumes and deodorants, PressureSAFE™ will offer home and personal care brands a more competitive choice of pressurised container than the traditional metal aerosol container. This will enable these brands to choose PressureSAFE™ so that they can demonstrate their carbon-saving credentials, while responding to sustainability demands of consumers.

A unique and safe PET aerosol container enabling maximum packaging performance

PressureSAFE™ maintains the highest standards of product safety, making PET containers as safe as metal aerosol containers. This innovative design’s name refers to the PET dispensing spray’s resistance to pressure in order to maintain a safe structure, protect against leakages, breakages and roll-out during transportation and storage.

Sidel expects PressureSAFE™ to transform the way that companies specialising in home and personal care products can respond to high consumer expectations, while addressing operational challenges and withstanding extreme supply chain conditions. Sidel’s unique and patented PressureSAFE™ container base design provides maximum packaging performance by combining an optimised preform design and viscosity level with a specific container’s vault shape. This ensures that the final product is fully compliant with FEA and PARG aerosol regulations and material specifications. A specific active mould base solution, Sidel’s proven Base Over Stroke System, provides the on-site production-line blower configuration to produce the desired aerosol spray design. Sidel also offers customers laboratory bench tests to qualify the package’s performance.

Sustainable and competitive design development

Mikael Derrien, Sidel’s Packaging & Tooling innovation manager, said:

“The adoption of PressureSAFE™ aerosol containers enables companies to demonstrate their carbon-saving credentials, reflecting their own environmental commitment, while responding to the sustainability demands of their customers.”

PET is regarded as a viable alternative within the packaging industry due to its competitive, sustainable features. The average PET market price is almost half that of aluminium, in addition PET has a raw material carbon footprint that is also half that of aluminium and is 100% recyclable. PET aerosol containers are recycled within the PET stream.

Enhanced brand image management

Derrien said that Sidel is helping home and personal care companies to take more individual control of their brands: “We’ve taken our 30-years of technical design, innovation and packaging experience and translated this into the new PressureSAFE™ product. The PressureSAFE™packaging base design combined with a specific mould base system, and the right preform design enables companies to maintain and enhance their competitive edge by being able to offer their customers brand-specific packaging that is safe, robust and environmentally friendly”.

The nature of the PET aerosol container provides companies with greater design opportunities, compared to traditional metal packaging. The essence of PressureSAFE™ is its unique container base design that incorporates brand-specific patented structures. It can be customised with different body designs, including belt and texturing options and a conical or round shoulder. PET transparency also offers consumers direct visibility of the product and enhanced marketing with decorative options such as a partial or full body sleeve.

Sidel can help design a package in-line with any brand through a comprehensive packaging services approach. Every design depends on customers’ packaging requirements specifications, supply chain conditions and product goals.

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