Sidel has launched an innovative PET aerosol container design, named PressureSAFE™, that will give home and personal care brands the opportunity to offer more environmentally-friendly sustainable dispensing spray packaging.
The new PET product packaging solution is approved for the traditional PET recycling stream. Intended for use with products such as deodorants and perfumes, PressureSAFE will offer home and personal care brands a more competitive choice of pressurised container than the traditional metal aerosol container.
“The adoption of PressureSAFE aerosol containers enables companies to demonstrate their carbon-saving credentials, reflecting their own environmental commitment, while responding to the sustainability demands of their customers,” said Mikael Derrien, Sidel’s packaging and tooling innovation manager.
PressureSAFE maintains the highest standards of product safety, Sidel said, making PET containers as safe as metal aerosol containers. The design’s name refers to the PET dispensing spray’s resistance to pressure in order to maintain a safe structure, protect against leakages, breakages, and roll-out during transportation and storage.
Sidel’s unique and patented PressureSAFE container base design provides ‘maximum packaging performance’ by combining an optimised pre-form design and viscosity level with a specific container’s vault shape. This ensures the final product is fully compliant with European Aerosol Federation and Plastic Aerosol Research Group aerosol regulations and material specifications.
A specific active mould base solution, Sidel’s proven Base Over Stroke System, provides the on-site production line blower configuration to produce the desired aerosol spray design. Sidel also offers customers laboratory bench tests to qualify the package’s performance.
“We’ve taken our 30 years of technical design, innovation, and packaging experience and translated this into the new PressureSAFE product,” said Derrien.
“The PressureSAFE packaging base design, combined with a specific mould base system, and the right pre-form design enables companies to maintain and enhance their competitive edge by being able to offer their customers brand-specific packaging that is safe, robust, and environmentally friendly.”
PressureSAFE can be customised with different body designs, including belt and texturing options and a conical or round shoulder. PET transparency also offers consumers direct visibility of the product and enhanced marketing with decorative options such as a partial or full body sleeve.