Plastic container supplier Petainer has opened a new plant for the manufacturing of recyclable PET beer kegs and water cooler bottles 40 miles from Moscow in Klin, Russia.
The plant is equipped with a SIDE blowing machine that is capable of manufacturing 700 kegs an hour, up to a maximum keg size of 50kg.
According to the company, the facility currently supplies 20l and 30l PetainerKegs to customers in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine.
Petainer strategy director Annemieke Hartman-Jemmett said that the company's new production unit adopts the latest technology and produces kegs and containers that adhere to quality, safety and environmental standards.
"Russia is a very important market, and our Klin factory will enable us to tap into the rapid growth opportunities in this part of the world," Hartman-Jemmett added.
Lightweight PetainerKegs offer economic and environmental benefits compared to metal kegs and other plastic variants. Available with one-way low-cost fittings, the PET containers can be connected to existing tapping systems for draught beer.
Additionally, PET PetainerCoolers contain zero bisphenol-A (BPA) and are a safer alternative to other coolers on the market.
Petainer highlighted its capabilities for the Russian market at UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA 2014, the trade show for the plastics packaging industry, that took place in Moscow from 28 to 31 January.
"Participation in UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA 2014 will enable us to reinforce our commitment to the Russian market and explain the benefits of our high-performance PetainerKegs and PetainerCoolers to new and existing customers," concluded Hartman-Jemmett.
Image: Petainer's Klin plant supplies 20l and 30l PetainerKegs. Photo: courtesy of Petainer.