Why PET Plastic Kegs Will Be the Newest Industry Trend
Over the years there has been an ongoing debate between which is better – steel kegs or plastic. Well, we’re here to tell you there’s a new important factor being thrown into the mix: plastic kegs that are made from PET.
Now, if you don’t know what PET is, it stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate, which is a popular resin used in packaging. What’s great is that products made from PET are 100% recyclable, completely safe and meet international food contact regulations. They’re also strong, lightweight, and a dream to transport.
In addition to being perfect for beer, wine, and coffee, there are many more key advantages of choosing PET plastic kegs! In fact, PET plastic kegs are so popular that they’re being called “the most competitive on the market” today.
Key Advantages of PET Plastic Kegs
100% Recyclable & One-Way
- No cleaning
- No loss
- No waste
- No return trip
- Completely sustainable
Being able to recycle packaging and being properly informed on which products are recyclable is an extremely important consumer trend. In fact, we wrote about in our blog, The Top 5 Packaging Trends of 2018. This is one of the top key advantages that really elevate PET plastic kegs over the others.
PET plastic kegs are also one-way. This means that there’s no need to return them, unlike metal kegs. You can just empty the keg and recycle it when you’re finished! This ease of one-way recyclability completely eliminates the need to clean and repair kegs. Plus, with PET plastic kegs there’s no need worry about tracking down a lost keg ever again!
Completely Safe & Meet International Regulations
Many consumer complaints centering on plastic products is that they are unhealthy due to the types of chemical components that make up each packaging. However, PET is completely compliant with international food contact regulations, which not only ensures that the products contained within their packaging are completely safe, but that they taste great, as well. The FDA has also certified PET plastic kegs.
In addition to housing a pressure relief valve, PET plastic kegs have various barriers - all of which aids in the safety of the product.
- O2 active barrier
- C02 passive barrier
- UV light-protecting barrier
They’re Logistically Logical!
Throughout the years, kegs have traditionally been made from stainless steel, which we all know is a very strong metal. However, in addition to having the same shelf life as stainless steel kegs, these alternative PET kegs enjoy some of those exact same strength advantages without the weight sacrifice.
Since PET plastic kegs are so lightweight and strong, they’re also easily stackable. It’s no wonder that these kegs are a shipping dream. The huge freight cost advantages that come from such a lightweight product make PET plastic kegs the ideal option for shipments traveling long distances.
20L Slim PET Plastic Keg
Our 20L slim keg is the perfect option for every need. Weighing in at a whopping 1.25kg (2.75lbs), these kegs are easy to handle, stack and transport. Its four different connector options all have a fitting that’s compatible to existing draft and filling systems, which makes it even more versatile.
To learn more about the other advantages of PET products, read our blog: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 101.
Transitioning to PET Plastic Kegs is Easy!
Transitioning to a PET keg is an easy change with no headaches or production inefficiencies. Our PET kegs are completely compatible with existing filing lines and they fill at the same speed as plastic kegs.
To learn more about how PET plastic kegs are the best option for you, contact us! We’re ready to be your complete packaging partner.