A PET bottle for a well known soft drinks brand has won the 2015 Horners Bottlemakers Award.
The 1.5 litre PET Ribena bottle, manufactured by Logoplaste UK, was designed to deliver optimum performance, while providing a clear sustainable advantage over existing glass products.
The product has numerous design features, which allow it to run on the existing glass bottle filling lines, as well as overcoming challenging internal pressures during the filling process.
The new 1.5L Ribena bottle now includes ribs to support the vacuum and a honeycomb base for strength and support.
A Logoplaste UK spokesman said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Horner’s Bottlemakers Award and recognised for our contribution to innovation.”
The judges also named the two entries for the highly commended certificate – the SprayPET Aerosol Container and the Millers Oils Flowcontrol Bottle.
The SprayPET Aerosol Container, developed by Plastipak Packaging (formerly APPE), is a plastic aerosol container that has been designed to replace tinplate or aluminium cans. As a one-piece container, it can be used in gel, cream or mist applications in home, personal care products and food.
The Millers Oils Flowcontrol Bottle, manufactured by RPC Promens, features a unique dispensing closure that allows oil to be fully controllable and to flow freely and easily. The container creates a distinctive presence on-shelf to highlight the innovative closure while still remaining in keeping with other plastic oil containers.
The Horners Bottlemakers Award was established in 2002 and is jointly run by the Worshipful Company of Horners (an ancient Livery Company of the City of London) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF).