Amcor launches sustainable packaging line for ready-to-drink dairy market

US – American-Australian global packaging company, Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) has introduced the DairySeal line of packaging that features ClearCor, an advanced polyethylene terephthalate (PET) barrier.

With the introduction of DairySeal, the exploding nutritional, dairy alternatives, and ready-to-drink (RTD) market will now have a more sustainable packaging option that can be leveraged across all retail channels.

The ClearCor PET barrier technology is a concentrated capsulation in the center of the preform that allows more flexibility and resin options.

This technology positively impacts the overall performance of the barrier in the packaging and maintains recyclability.

The DairySeal line of packaging can be made with up to 80 percent of recyclable material while maintaining superior taste and performance for the brand.

Greg Rosati, Amcor Rigid Packaging Vice-President of marketing & sales for specialty containers said: “PET is the most recycled plastic in the world, with more than 1.8 billion pounds of used PET bottles and containers recovered in the U.S. each year alone.

“With the development of our DairySeal line, we are able to offer PET packaging that helps improve sustainability for brands in the dairy alternatives, nutritional drinks, and ready-to-drink coffee space.

“In doing so, Amcor Rigid Packaging is bringing this packaging, and its significant environmental and commercial benefits, to market.”

Along with providing more sustainable benefits, DairySeal maintains its physical integrity during shipment; allows for customizable design while meeting shelf requirements; and is designed to help improve overall consumer satisfaction in a highly competitive landscape.

The DairySeal line is currently available in 8 oz, 11 oz, 12 oz and 14 oz stock options, with additional sizes and shapes planned for future stock demand.

Rosati added: “A superior dairy product deserves superior packaging. The DairySeal line in PET offers brands easy access to e-commerce and convenience store distribution channels, where refrigerated shelf space is designed for round, rigid plastic bottles.

“When considering that PET significant environmental advantages, the DairySeal line will help drive a circular economy where brands, consumers and the environment all benefit.”

The attributes of PET are reinforced by a report from McKinsey & Company, the Climate Impact of Plastics, which found that PET bottles have the lowest emissions because of their lightweight properties and the low amount of energy required to produce them.

By contrast, aluminum cans produce twice the emissions of PET bottles, and emissions from glass bottles are three times higher.

Additionally, a recent study conducted by the National Association for PET Container Resources found the impact of a PET bottle on global warming, smog, acid rain and water usage was far less than its glass bottle or aluminum can counterpart.

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