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15/05/2017

Petainer announces new collaboration with Blue Waters in Trinidad

For immediate release: 10 April 2017

 

Petainer announces new collaboration with Blue Waters in Trinidad

  • New manufacturing facility for petainerCooler™ launched -

 

Petainer, the market leader in innovative PET packaging, has today announced that the Caribbean’s leading bottled water brand, Blue Waters Products Limited, based in Trinidad, is switching their supply for bulk water containers to petainerCooler™.  It owns and operates the largest modern water plant in the Caribbean, providing premium brand bottled water across the region.

 

Petainer has worked closely with Blue Waters to develop a high-quality water cooler manufacturing facility in Trinidad which uses a SIDE machine to blow petainerCooler™ preforms which will then be filled in Trinidad and St Lucia.  By taking the two-stage manufacturing process in-house, Blue Waters will maximise cost savings and supply chain benefits.

 

Dominic Hadeed, Owner and CEO of Blue Waters Products said: “We have worked closely with Petainer and SIDE to develop an efficient manufacturing operation which can produce a high-quality water cooler, offering our customers a range of features which are superior to those of existing coolers, making it more visually appealing, easier to handle and, importantly, BPA-free.”

 

Commenting on the new venture, Chris McEwan, Group Business Development Director, Petainer said: “The collaboration with Blue Waters is an exciting development for Petainer and opens up a new market for our product.  We have used our technical expertise and new product development support to support Blue Waters, and by doing so have brought the market-leading petainerCooler to the Caribbean market. Further, this collaboration has created a platform for brand owners in Caribbean and southern US market to access our product, using Blue Waters as our operational base.”

 

 

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petainerCooler™ is a fully recyclable, reusable water cooler with market-leading durability and strength, outperforming other PET water cooler bottles in drop tests.  The cooler is compatible with existing filling equipment and washing lines, avoiding any capital investment required to switch to using the product.  Key features include:

 

  • Unlike traditional polycarbonate coolers, petainerCooler™ is BPA-free, avoiding any health concerns surrounding the chemical
  • It is shrink-resistant to over 40 washing cycles at 63°C/145°F, removing micro-organisms - standard PET can only withstand 15 wash cycles at 63°C
  • petainerCooler is more robust in independent drop tests than standard PET
  • petainerCooler™ has a high-quality appearance with high scuff resistance, providing long-term visual appeal
  • It is available in a handled and non-handled option
  • petainerCooler™ can feature bespoke branding

 

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Notes to editors:

*BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.  BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics.

Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure.

 

About Petainer

Petainer is a global leader in high performance and sustainable packaging.  It is a specialist engineering and disruptive technology business, an industry-leader in the development, design and manufacture of PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) food and beverage containers.

 

Petainer creates plastic packaging, often using highly engineered PET, which is stretched to reduce the weight of the packaging but without compromising strength and performance. This offers global brands advantages in terms of both cost and sustainability. See www.petainer.com.

 

Petainer is a UK-based company which has production plants in Sweden and the Czech Republic, blowing facilities in North America, Russia, India and Australia, as well as sales offices in Sweden, the Czech Republic, Germany, the USA, Canada and UK. 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Clare Anderson

Tel: + 44 (0)7958 665 883

Email: clare@andersoncommsconsultancy.com

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