Beer in PET packaging in India
Since longer time PET Packaging for beer in India has been under discussion. Recently a beer brewer introduced one ltr package PET Bottles in India and decided to use the Bericap DoubleSeal SuperShorty Crown O2 Scavenger – a special beer closure that recurs the high quality of beer in PET (polyester) even in hot climates.
For the beer market, Bericap has developed a closure in ‘crown cork design’, the DoubleSeal SuperShorty Crown O2 Scavenger closure, which looks very similar to the traditional beer crown cork and was the first 28 mm closure fitting to the PCO 1881 neck. To secure the high quality of beer in PET bottles during the shelf life, Bericap equipped the closure with an oxygen scavenger absorbing the oxygen in the headspace of the beer bottle. Bericap’s DoubleSeal SuperShorty also secures high quality of beer also in hot climates.
The world market for beer filled in PET bottles and closed by plastic screw caps is steadily growing. Starting 2003 in Germany, several countries, mainly in Eastern Europe, have introduced beer in PET bottles. Outside Europe it was China starting in 2009 the PET bottles using Bericap DoubleSeal SuperShorty Crown O2 Scavenger.