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New PET Bottle with 30% Recycled

  Following a successful trial with Marks & Spencer, RPC Containers Llantrisant is now producing standard PET juice bottles containing 30% post consumer recycled (PCR) content.

“We have been working hard for many years o­n developing the percentage of rPET in our bottles,” explains Dean Williams, Designer at RPC Llantrisant. “Having consistently achieved a quality of bottle with 30% PCR that is equivalent to 100% virgin PET, we feel the time is right to offer this product as standard to reflect the growing demand for recycled content in plastics packaging.”

He adds that the next challenge is to increase the percentage of PCR content to 50% and RPC Llantrisant is well underway with o­ngoing development work in this area.

The site’s success in juice bottles has been underlined by the installation of a new single stage PET processing machine. The Aoki 350 is the eighth such model purchased by RPC Llantrisant and brings the total number of Aoki machines o­n-site to 24.

“This investment is necessary to meet capacity of combined new projects and increased volumes of existing work,” Dean Williams explains.
RPC Containers Ltd,
Llantrisant Business Park
CF72 8LF
United Kingdom
Tel:  +44 (0)1443 225520
Fax: +44 (0) 1443 228970