Amcor reveals latest designs in PET bottle and announces collaboration with Gar?on Wines

As new concepts in PET gaining strong grounds in the wine industry, Amcor brings its latest and custom designs at the Wine and Grape Symposium, North America. The company also announces its collaboration with Gar?on Wines, a multi award winning British start-up. The PET bottle manufacturer will make Gar?on Wines? signature and more sustainable flat wine bottles available to the United States (US) market.

Amcor and Gar?on Wines will be collaborating to produce the flat wine bottles made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET plastic in the US itself.

Stressing on the observation that today?s wine consumers are looking for a unique experience, Beth Rettig, vice president of spirits, wine and food, Amcor Rigid Packaging, highlights, ?Amcor?s concepts are sleek, modern and perfectly matched to today?s lifestyle requirements for convenience and sustainability.? he mentions that PET bottles are unbreakable, beach- and pool-friendly, besides the designs being only limited by the imagination.

Commenting further on the environmental benefits, Beth adds, ?Our bottles are lightweight, infinitely recyclable* and have a lower carbon footprint than glass bottles or aluminum cans.? Santiago Navarro, CEO and co-founder of Gar?on Wines, remarks, ?As we are facing a climate emergency and existential threat, we urgently need to be making step changes to products to slash their carbon footprint. Santiago observes that flattening the wine bottle saves space and making it from recycled PET saves weight and energy.

Speaking on the collaboration with Amcor, Santiago, says, ?We are highly motivated by the opportunity to collaborate with Amcor for our flat wine bottles in the world’s largest wine market. As the leading plastic packaging company to the US wine industry, Amcor is the perfect partner for the stateside launch of our innovative wine bottles.?

A 2018 Dow Packaging Innovation Awards Diamond Finalist, Gar?on Wines? flat wine bottle is known to have generated significant interest in its home country of the United Kingdom (UK) besides the European continent. It is now set to come to the US to continue its multinational expansion. A serious challenger to round glass bottles, the recycled PET flat bottle with granted patent and patents pending in the US, will become widely available in the US in the second half of 2020. By innovating in shape and using best-in-class material, it becomes a game-changing, sustainable solution.

PET has rapidly become the world?s preferred packaging material. It is considered lightweight, shatterproof, resealable, reusable, and infinitely recyclable (With existing technologies including chemical recycling). According to Amcor?s Asset Lifecycle Analysis, the PET plastic bottles often have the lowest carbon footprint and their production results in up to 70 percent less greenhouse gas emissions.

It is to be noted that the Wine and Grape Symposium is known to be the largest of its kind in North America that hosts more than 700 exhibitors and over 20 large vineyard and winery machinery areas.

» Publication Date: 11/02/2020

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