Nampak gets the pints in

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Plastic milk bottle manufacturer Nampak Plastics claims to have made the world’s lightest four-pint HDPE bottle.

Weighing in at just 32g, the bottle – which is currently undergoing trials with a number of Nampak’s customers – represents a 20% material saving on the standard four-pint version found in most supermarkets, said the company.

The breakthrough is the latest incarnation of Nampak’s award-winning Infini bottle, which claimed a World Star prize earlier this year and the Best Dairy Packaging Innovation at the Global Dairy Congress in 2012.

Eric Collins, managing director of Nampak Plastics, said: “Since its launch in 2012, Infini has been responsible for a paradigm shift in milk packaging, using considerably less material and more recycled plastic than has ever been achieved before.

“Feedback on Infini from milk processors and retailers has been extremely positive – and we know from extensive research that consumers also prefer the design to the standard bottle.”