FRANCE – French ornamental fish specialist Aquarium Systems has adopted Berry’s PCR containers to drive sustainability.

Aquarium Systems is now packing its marine salt brands, Instant Ocean, used to match seawater in an aquarium, and Reef Crystals, which facilitates coral growth, in square SuperCube and round SuperLift Extra containers made with 50% PCR, developed and delivered by Berry.

The PCR containers maintain the same durability and high performance as those made entirely from virgin material.

In addition, the containers provide a robust and high-quality packaging solution with vivid artwork decoration.

For maximum branding and on-shelf impact, the black pails are decorated using the advanced In-Mould Labelling technique from Berry, with eye-catching graphics in vibrant colours.

Thomas Bertschy, the CEO of Aquarium Systems said: “Aquarium Systems took interest in recycling a few years ago and had our first experience with PCR pails which turned out well throughout the entire supply chain.

“Today, we only use pails made with a very high share of recycled plastic. The SuperCube PCR and SuperLift Extra PCR pails are of great quality, sturdy and good looking.”

Bertschy added that: “The square pails are excellent for creating a beautiful facing at point of sale where our products stand as straight as an arrow. The round pails are best for larger and heavier volumes.”

On his company relation with Berry, Thomas said: “Our collaboration with Berry is good. The fact that we have worked together for around 20 years speaks for itself. We value our packaging solution provider’s focus on quality and its innovative edge. Berry is also at the forefront in respect of innovating with PCR material.”

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Meanwhile, Berry has created additional capacity across a number of its top-selling lines to help customers meet the continuing strong demand for trigger spray bottles.

The bottles are available in 500ml and 750ml sizes in a variety of different designs and can be colour matched to specific branding requirements and feature large decoration and labelling areas.

Berry said the PET bottles can incorporate post-consumer recycled material (PCR) at either 35% or 100%, subject to compatibility testing to ensure product integrity.

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