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Petainer uses PET for new line of jars

Petainer uses PET for new line of jars
Plastic packaging supplier Petainer has launched a new PET jar, which can be supplied as a fully blown jar or as a PET wide mouth preform. 

Plastic packaging supplier Petainer has launched a new PET jar, which can be supplied as a fully blown jar or as a PET wide mouth preform. 

Petainer touts that the new jar, called petainerJar, is more cost effective and sustainable than jars made from other materials because it weighs much less, which means more can be carried on a truck without breaching weight restrictions whilst making maximum use of the load space. In turn, this saves on freight costs and fuel consumption. Transporting jars in preform format can offer operational benefits because they require less storage space.

Petainer manufactures the petainerJar creating an engineered preform made from its PET blend that offers a barrier technology for extended shelf life and maximized weight reduction in design saving materials. The PET petainerJar is also made from material that is fully recyclable.

The petainerJar is available in sizes ranging from 300ml to 7.6 liters, with standard neck sizes from 63 to 120mm, with the most prominent current sizes of 100mm, 110mm and 120mm. Petainer offers a portfolio of jars and is able to work with individual customers to create a range that meet their exact requirements.

Petainer is supplier of PET preform bottles, kegs and water coolers to the beverage industry. The company says that the addition of the petainerJar to its packaging portfolio means the advantages of PET can now also be enjoyed by companies in the food industry.

"The launch of the petainerJar is an exciting move for us and means we can bring our wealth of expertise into this part of the packaging market for the first time," said Annemieke Hartman-Jemmett, group commercial strategy director at Petainer. "Our new jars have so much going for them, and it's our mission to ensure that as many food manufacturers as possible can enjoy these benefits."

The petainerJar will make its official debut at the upcoming FIBO 2014 exhibition, an international trade show for fitness, wellness and health. Petainer believes the petainerJar is perfect for products such as protein powders, which is why the company decided to launch the new packaging concept at FIBO. The petainerJar is also suitable for a wide range of other food products, including coffee.

Petainer supplies the petainerJar with varying levels of service, depending on a customer's requirements, from a full service contract to delivery of the preforms only, providing a product and service package that will help food companies of all types and sizes to deliver their objectives.

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