US – Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP), a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions has launched PET spirit bottles for new US Tax & Trade Bureau container sizes.

Amcor’s new offering was developed to provide customers with the freedom and flexibility to explore new markets while gauging consumer interest.

The six new bottles were developed to maximize ease of use in customer production and shipping.

Each newly designed bottle subscribes to an axiom of similarity, maintaining a common set of dimensions – including height, depth, width, diameters, and shared geometry – with existing Amcor stock options.

The supplier says this development initiative is the first product line family in the marketplace to align sizing across bottles with different capacities, providing customers with the freedom and flexibility to explore new markets while gauging consumer interest.

“Amcor created these new sizes to help provide flexibility for brands,” said Jonathan Jarman, Amcor Marketing Manager for Spirits & Wine.

“New sizes create new opportunities, and through these new bottles, we are offering our customers a smooth, seamless transition to these newly approved sizes with the freedom to introduce these containers without additional investment in parts or equipment.”

Samples are available in four sizes, including 700ml and 720ml bottles, which come in both round and traveler options; 900ml, which matches the diameter of Amcor’s existing slender 1L stock bottle; and 1.8L, which matches Amcor’s existing ring force 1.75L bottle.

With this new range, customers will have the freedom and flexibility to explore new markets while assessing consumer interest.

According to Terry Patcheak, VP of R&D and advanced engineering at Amcor Rigid Packaging: “When the TTB approved these expanded size options, we worked quickly to ensure our customers had early access to samples of these new sizes to help them gain a competitive advantage.”

Commenting on the new development, Jarman added: “A change in the TTB sizes offers a unique opportunity to our customers.

“By offering these sizes, we can help our customers differentiate, compete in the crowded marketplace, allow craft distillers to stand out on crowded shelves, and ultimately determine how they can drive profit.”

The company aims to make all its packaging to be recyclable, compostable, or reusable by 2025.

In addition to their recyclability, these containers also deliver the lowest carbon footprint versus other packaging types, the company claims.

It highlights that the manufacturing of PET containers produces far less (up to 77% fewer) greenhouse gasses than glass bottles.

Also, PET packaging is 80-90% lighter than glass bottles of the same size range while fewer raw materials are needed in production leading to less fuel used in transportation.

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