Plastipak Packaging launches a Crown Finish bottle at BrauBeviale 2015

Plastipak Packaging (formerly APPE), a world leader in rigid plastic innovation with over 30 years’ experience, is proud to announce the launch of a crown finish bottle, its latest PET innovation for the beverage industry. Designed to be capped with a metal crown closure, the bottle is suitable for applications such as beer, cider, alcopops and juice shots.

Plastipak’s CrownFinish range offers the lightest weight crown finish PET bottles in Western Europe* with three standard bottle sizes available; 275ml, 330ml and 500ml. The range is available in clear (with a UV light blocker), green or amber.  The CrownFinish PET bottles cannot be resealed, are unbreakable and are an ideal solution for mass-events such as concerts, festivals and sporting fixtures.

To ensure products reach the consumer in perfect condition, without compromising taste, quality or appearance, Plastipak’s CrownFinish has been developed with multilayer barrier technology that protects against oxygen ingress and reduces CO2 loss. This maintains and preserves the colour, taste and carbonisation levels of beer and cider and can provide up to 12 months filled product shelf life.

CrownFinish can be delivered as preforms for blowing in to bottles at the customer’s site, or as pre-blown bottles.  Standard bottle shapes are available, or should volumes allow, fully customised bottle shapes can also be developed.

Up to 85% lighter than glass equivalents, CrownFinish bottles offers manufacturers and retailers the opportunity to achieve significant carbon footprint reductions not only in terms of packaging material, but also in the logistical chain. CrownFinish is recyclable in the PET stream.

This is an innovation that needs to be seen. Visitors and media representatives are invited to visit Plastipak’s stand (#125 in Hall 4) at BrauBeviale to find out more about this exciting new addition to the Plastipak’s range of PET products.

* Source: Plastipak, March 2014

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Caption: Plastipak Packaging's CrownFinish PET innovation.

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Jeremy Webster, Marbles PR Ltd
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Kinza Sutton, Marketing Manager - Plastipak Packaging
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Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality, rigid plastic containers for the food, beverage, and consumer products industries. Plastipak operates more than 37 sites in the United States, South America and Europe, with a total of over 5,000 employees. Its customers include some of the world’s most respected and recognized consumer brands. Plastipak is also a leading innovator in the packaging industry, holding more than 420 United States patents for its state-of-the-art package designs and manufacturing processes. In addition, Plastipak licenses various packaging technologies around the world. Plastipak was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. Additional information about Plastipak can be found at its website www.plastipak.com.

Plastipak acquired APPE, the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona, in July 2015.

Statements in this press release concerning Plastipak's intentions, expectations or predictions about future results or events are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements reflect management's current expectations or beliefs, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to vary from stated expectations, which variations could be material and adverse.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the time made, and the Company assumes no obligation to publicly update any such statements.

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Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality, rigid plastic containers for the food, beverage, and consumer products industries. Plastipak operates more than 27 sites in the United States, South America and Europe, with a total of over 4,000 employees. Its customers include some of the world's most respected and recognised consumer brands. Plastipak is also a leading innovator in the packaging industry, holding more than 420 United States patents for its state-of-the-art package designs and manufacturing processes. In addition, Plastipak licenses various packaging technologies around the world. Plastipak was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. Additional information about Plastipak can be found at www.plastipak.com Plastipak acquired APPE, the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona, in July 2015.

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