Sidel, the Switzerland-headquartered PET bottle manufacturer, has produced what is claimed to be the world's lightest 900ml PET bottle for edible oil.
Working with Brazilian oil producer Algar Agro, Sidel reduced the weight of the bottle by 22% to 14g.
The resulting lightweighting has cut the cost of production, packaging and transportation of the finished article, and lowered the total cost of ownership of the production equipment.
Sidel said it was chosen as the preferred supplier because of its experience and expertise, “as well as the actual proposals presented to Algar Agro during the initial discussions to lightweight the bottle”.
Edney Valente Lima Filho, a project manager with Algar Agro, said: “We put together the best industry suppliers and this is reflected in the project results.
“The success of Sidel was assured by the know-how demonstrated during the negotiation to propose and ensure the new bottle for vegetable oil – the lightest in the world.”