Returnable beverage multipack fits inside reusable crates

in Beverage Packaging on April 09, 2019

The new Fillbee returnable four- or six-bottle multipack can fit inside reusable beverage crates—or be stacked by itself. Typically, returnable bottle crates are used either with loose bottles, or with one-way packs. By contrast, the Fillbee from DS Smith fits right into regular returnable crates, which means glass or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles can be placed directly into baskets on an existing filling line for loose bottles. The innovation simplifies the production line and cuts costs.

The shelf-ready packs protects bottles, are user friendly, easy to store and simple to use for carting empty bottles back to the store in closed-loop deposit areas. The pack’s bottom design prevents direct pressure on bottle crowns, enabling users to stack the bottles when full while avoiding CO2 loss.

Large, recyclable in-mold labels (IML) allow for branding at retail, and for barcode application. The packs are reusable, recyclable and can be made with 100% post-consumer waste.

See the product at BrauBeviale (Nov. 13-15; Nuremberg, Germany) in Hall 4A, Booth #207.

 

Jenni Spinner

Freelance writer and former Packaging Digest senior editor Jenni Spinner is a trade journalist with more than two decades of experience in the field. While she has covered numerous industries (including construction, engineering, building security, food production and public works), packaging remains her favorite.

 

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