This mini-size has been designed for products such as drinking and probiotic yoghurts withcapacities between 65ml to 150ml and is ideally suited for ambient and cold chain processes. The bottle would also suit applications within the juice, nectar, soft drinks, isotonics and tea sector.
“This new format has been launched to support the liquid dairy product industry where the use of PET packaging has increasingly become an attractive alternative,” comments Laurent Naveau, Packaging Innovator Leader at Sidel. “Part of Sidel’s continuous packaging optimisation programme, this bottle is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and costs while also offering new marketing opportunities and high production performance for manufacturers.”
Advanced sustainability and cost efficiency
With Sidel’s new ultra-light bottle, manufacturers can benefit from PET’s heightened sustainability credentials. Not only is it the most affordable plastic on the market, but it is also the only food grade bottle-to-bottle recycled plastic.
By switching to PET, manufacturers can achieve up to a 40 percent cost reduction when moving from polystyrene to PET and a 20 percent reduction from HDPE (high density polyethylene).
Laurent Naveau says: “Our new size has the best-in-class bottle weight with just 3.9g for a 100ml extended shelf-life bottle and 5.4g for 100ml aseptic bottle achieved through a dedicated preform design. This new preform design is qualified for 100% rPET content and also enables a low blowing pressure below 15 bars. Sidel’s new PET mini-bottle guarantees producers total product integrity while also offering compatibility with a range of safe, convenient capping solutions.”
The global yoghurt and probiotic market size alone was valued at USD 86.87 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.3 percent from 2023 to 20301. Manufacturers are increasingly looking for ways to create stand out shelf appeal in a competitive marketplace.
The new ultra-small bottle offers a range of creative options including different formats and shapes; one-shot or multi-serve consumption; the use of white or transparent PET; multiple graphics and textures; plus, a wide range of bottle necks and caps. It is also compatible with roll-fed or sleeve labelling.