No.SBF0225( 26, 2015 )
Suntory Beverage & Food Limited
Introducing the Lightest Domestically Produced PET Bottle Cap at Just 2.04 Grams
― A light cap with a diameter of 28 millimeters for aseptic-packaging products ―
Suntory Beverage & Food Limited (SBF) introduced a cap with a diameter of 28 millimeters for aseptic filling products*1 in January at the Haruna Plant (Shibukawa, Gunma). At just 2.04 grams*2, it is the lightest cap thus far, and it will be sequentially expanded to other plants.
●Overview of the lighter cap
SBF cooperated with the cap manufacturer to design the cap to minimize costs for modifying existing filling facilities, striving to create an industry standard that can be used anywhere in Japan. In this way, it is possible for manufacturers to supply products even upon earthquakes and other unforeseen circumstances. This lighter cap will also reduce the amount of polyethylene resin used and help cut annual CO2 emissions by approximately 2,100 tons.
▽SBF website (environment website/Japanese only)