GIZEH expands PET container portfolio

9 September 2012 (Last Updated September 9th, 2012 18:30)

Plastic packaging company GIZEH has announced the expansion of its product portfolio of new multicoloured polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

Plastic packaging company GIZEH has announced the expansion of its product portfolio of new multicoloured polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

"GIZEH said it can now produce all kinds of shapes and colour combinations of multicoloured PET containers."

Initially, the German company will introduce a new drinks bottle in the technically complex 'cow spot design' that has been brought by the company to maturity for series production, following comprehensive tests.

Available in several shapes and sizes, the bottle is said to be particularly suitable as a striking container for milk, soft drinks or energy drinks.

According to the company, the PET bottle is based on new multicomponent preforms, which were developed by GIZEH partner Inotech Kunststoff in Nabburg, Germany.

Initially, the company managed to produce multicoloured PET bottles on a conventional two-stage stretch-blow moulding system with infrared heating in December 2011.

GIZEH PET head Daniel Rüth said the new cow spot pattern is neither vertically nor horizontally symmetrical.

"This places extremely high technical demands on the production process," Rüth said.

GIZEH said it can now produce all kinds of shapes and colour combinations of multicoloured PET containers, owing to its comprehensive testing experience.

Recently, the company has also introduced container forms 'milk bottle' and 'energy', both of which have a 38mm opening and a three-start thread, and are available in a series of colour variations with a capacity to hold 275ml.

Combinations of colour and transparent are possible, in particular, and offer a quick look at the product within.