PowerPost technology makes a bottle approximately one-third lighter by actively displacing the vacuum in the container after filling, saving 30% energy and 30% carbon over most 20oz (600ml) bottles
Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) has introduced a new technology, PowerPost, for lighter and sustainable bottles.
According to Amcor, PowerPost technology makes a bottle approximately one-third lighter by actively displacing the vacuum in the container after filling, saving 30% energy and 30% carbon over most 20oz (600ml) bottles.
The technology also enables the use of up to 100% recyclable materials and improves the customer experience by eliminating spillage caused by overflow when consumers first open their beverage.
Built on vacuum-absorbing technology PowerStrap, PowerPost offers increased design freedom, premium appearance, and consumer appeal while addressing sustainability goals.
PowerPost consists of two technologies: an invertible core post that actively displaces vacuum and PowerStrap, a flexible ring that surrounds the post.
The post is reversed after filling to displace the vacuum inside the container, and the surrounding ring bends to passively absorb any leftover vacuum as the product cools.
The absence of vacuum panels in the body of the bottle improves the operational movements so that the fillers can operate more efficiently. It also aids to apply the bottle labels more efficiently.
ARP R&D, sustainability and project management vice president Terry Patcheak said: “Our engineers have developed technology that pushes the boundaries of lightweighting in the hot-fill arena to help our customers meet their cost and sustainability needs.
“This next-generation innovation will improve the consumer experience while addressing widespread commitments to reduce material use and lower greenhouse gas emissions.”
Amcor aims to make all of its packaging recyclable, biodegradable, or reusable by 2025.
Last month, Amcor and Danone launched a 100% recyclable bottle for the Villavicencio water brand . The water bottle has a reduced carbon footprint of 21% compared to the previous bottle.