Small but strong: new, droplet shaped lightweight bottle by Krones

April 6, 2018

Packaging Solutions


In many tropical countries, small water beakers made of PET are in widespread use. Sealed with a removable film/foil, they supply the on the go market for a quick thirst quencher. Airlines, too, like using these non-returnable beakers.


Krones has now developed an attractive and practical alternative: a flexible, reclosable small lightweight bottle.




The droplet shaped PET bottle holds 200 millilitres, and with a weight of just 4.4 grams is extremely light. It can be produced using a standard blow moulding machine that is also suitable for lightweight formats. Moreover, the container offers an option for pressurising it with nitrogen after filling, thus stabilising it for storage and transportation. 


The PET bottle offers abundant design versatility: different labelling processes enable different designs to be achieved. This means the beverage producers can market the bottle in different price segments and retailing structures.


Not only is the droplet shape an eye catcher, its geometry additionally stabilises the lightweight bottle. The container features a 26/22 neck finish typical for water bottles, and can be closed with a normal screw-cap. 

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