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APPE scoops awards for PET bottles

19-Jul-2012
Last updated on 19-Jul-2012 at 14:41 GMT

APPE'S aquaBona bottle
APPE'S aquaBona bottle

APPE has won two awards for its innovations in mineral water polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging.

The packaging division of LSB won the Liderpack Awards for its 6.25 litre bottle for Font Vella and the 2.5 litre bottle for aquaBona.

The fully recyclable bottles incorporate 25% recycled PET (rPET), which result in a 12% reduction in carbon emissions compared to the use of virgin PET.

The Font Vella pack incorporates APPE’s unique Contcatip preform base which reduces the overall weight and prevents excess material accumulation at the bottom of the container.

The aquaBona bottle also features a lighter weight preform for further energy and carbon emission savings while retaining the required strength and reliability.

Jose Antonio Torres, business unit director, APPE Iberia said:  “Both these containers ideally demonstrate how sustainable benefits can be incorporated into attractive and practical packs to deliver packaging solutions that meet both branding and environmental requirements.”

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