AUS: Coca-Cola Amatil eyes savings with new PET bottle

By | 27 March 2013

CCA is updating its PET lines

CCA is updating its PET lines

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) says it will save up to AUD285,000 (US$297,000) a year by producing a new bottle it claims will be the lightest in the global Coca-Cola system.

The Sydney-based bottler said yesterday (26 March) that it will install new “blow-fill” PET manufacturing technology at its Richlands facility in Queensland. The technology enables CCA to make lightweight bottles with up to 20% less PET plastic than before, it said.

The Australian Government has given CCA a AUD1.3m grant to install the new line, the company said, while CCA is investing AUD450m on the installation of PET bottle self-manufacture technology across its group, it said.


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Expert analysis

Consumer Lifestyles - Australia

Following an initial sharp contraction in economic activity, Australia has weathered the global economy downturn relatively well, largely due to voracious Chinese demand for the primary products it has in abundance. As a result, unemployment has remained relatively low, helping to maintain a housing boom that has now been in progress for the best part of a decade. This has also boosted the value of the Australian dollar, boosting demand for foreign travel and imported consumer goods.

Sectors: Corporate social responsibility (CSR), Environmental issues, Soft drinks

Companies: CCA

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