PET and the environmental challenge

As a practical, economical and lightweight packaging medium, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is without peer and has become widely used by soft drinks producers. But as environmental pressures have grown, the industry has come under increasing pressure to reduce the amount of plastic it uses and increase recycling. Annette Farr assesses the progress that has been made.

Spotlight - Soft drinks sector faces PET green challenge

11 March 2008

As a practical, economical and lightweight packaging medium, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is without peer and has become widely used by soft drinks producers. But as environmental pressures have grown, the industry has come under increasing pressure to reduce the amount of plastic it uses and increase recycling. Annette Farr assesses the progress that has been made.

GLOBAL: Wine sector gets full-sized PET bottle

21 January 2008

PET Engineering has collaborated with US-based Constar International to design and produce full-sized PET wine bottles.

Premium remains the PET challenge

13 November 2006

Since their introduction 30 years ago, the use of PET bottles has expanded hugely in the soft drinks market, writes Richard Corbett of industry analysts Canadean. But challenges remain, not least boosting PET’s consumer appeal in premium categories, increasing usage for more sensitive beverages such as juices and iced teas, and addressing environmental concerns.

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