Beer filled in PET bottles has become increasingly important over the last few years. Both fillers and consumers appreciate the advantages of modern PET packaging. Besides the general benefits of PET bottles, namely their light weight and the fact that they are unbreakable and hygienic, PET avoids the main disadvantages of cans while being comparable in terms of price. Unlike to cans, PET bottles are re-closable. The beer inside is visible through the bottle, and marketing areas can be placed on labels as well as on the closure.
BERICAP has been supported the development of beer filled in PET bottles from the very beginning. More than 9 bn closures for the beer industry have been produced since 2003. As global player with a primary focus on quality and innovation, we have been making strong efforts to promote PET for filled beer. Our closures can withstand pasteurization processes at 65°C for 20 minutes after cold filling, which is a common practice especially for beer mix drinks. We offer detailed knowledge in aspects such as superior lining systems, O2 reduction using an in-shell molded liner which is absorbs the O2 remaining in the headspace, and conversion of filling lines