The new product offers valuable sustainability benefits through its re-usability and mono-material construction in a practical 5.3l container
US-based plastic packaging maker Berry Global has developed a new refillable and airtight wet wipes container for French chemical and analytical consultancy Hitam.
The new container includes a resealable cap in the lid to make it reusable.
The new product offers valuable sustainability benefits through its re-usability and mono-material construction in a practical 5.3l container.
Family-owned Hitam intends to offer disinfectant wet wipes in a 5.3l container, which is a customised modification of Paintainer pail.
Hitam CEO Vincent Seita said: “We discovered that the wet wipes container from Berry is outstanding.”
“When the cap in the lid is sealed, the wet wipes are actually in an airtight container. This prevents evaporation in a way which surpasses our expectations and means that the wet wipes stay moist, fresh and useful for longer than in the packaging we previously used.
“More and more people find clever packaging choices important, and so do we at Hitam.
“The wet wipes container is perfect for the circular economy as it is made solely of polypropylene: the lid, the fitted resealable cap and the container base.
“This means it is mono-material, making it ideal for recycling, and recyclability has our support.”
The Berry container is also robust, refillable, and reusable. It is simple to replace an empty reel of 1,000 wipes with a new reel.
Additionally, each Paintainer pail holds more wipes than the previous pack, changing the ratio of plastic packaging to wipes while simultaneously reducing the need for plastic.
The wet wipes are being sold through distributors to hotels, bakeries, restaurants, and other establishments in France and other European nations.
Earlier this month, Berry helped McCormick to introduce a 100% recycled plastic food colour bottle.