Over 11 billion plastic bottles are produced in Europe every year!
The bottled water industry have over the years been criticized for the amount of plastic used in each container.
Trials carried out by Selig Sealing Europe, the world's leading induction foil supplier, reveals how much PE and PET can be saved by applying a foil seal to the bottle.
500ml can be reduced by 2.54 grams
This can be achieved by thinning the neck and shoulders of the bottle
Removing the tear band and bore seal of the cap
Resulting in up to a 3% reduction in plastics
The cost of the foil seal is amortised in the PE and PET savings and does not affect the recycling capability of the container.
Because a seal is so durable and flexible, the container and its closure can be reduced in weight resulting in a reduction of transport costs, improving storage and transit conditions and of course reducing waste material – a much greener option.
For more information on this research and the application please contact us.