In the ever-evolving landscape of plastic packaging, creativity remains a driving force behind transformative change. Sipa, the well-known plastic packaging specialist, designed the world’s first PET bottle specifically for sparkling wine. This new PET bottle has garnered significant attention within the wine industry and beyond. PET bottles for sparkling wine provide, in fact, numerous advantages, including lightweight design, durability, and sustainability.
The pioneer PDG Plastiques: Forcing the packaging business in Europe
The first player to recognise the potential of Sipa’s PET bottles for sparkling wine was the French preform, bottle and container manufacturer PDG Plastiques. The company converted Sipa’s new packaging solution into reality. Recognising the advantages the PET bottles offered, PDG Plastiques made a strategic investment in Sipa’s preform moulds with 32 cavities designed to produce sparkling wine preforms. PDG Plastiques invested in Sipa’s preform moulds as well as in the preform systems and blowing moulds. Their commitment to serving the wine packaging markets across Europe and their adoption of this sustainable packaging solutions exemplify their dedication to excellence.
PDG Plastiques’ vision has enabled them to serve the wine packaging markets not only in their home country of France but also in Spain, Germany, and Italy, where the appreciation for fine wines runs deep. Their commitment has allowed them to make a significant impact on the wine packaging landscape.
A sustainable future
In addition to the advantages that PET bottles bring to wine packaging, PDG Plastiques produced the preform on Sipa’s XForm 350 GEN 4 preform system. The XForm platform, available in 250, 350, and 500 t, represents cost efficient PET preform production through conventional injection moulding. It boasts the capability to run moulds with up to 200 cavities, making it a versatile choice for various packaging needs. Sipa said that the advantages of the XForm are the high energy efficiency, low maintenance costs, and its ability to accept moulds from any manufacturer, showcasing its adaptability and value in the PET preform manufacturing industry.
As the demand for available and sustainable packaging solutions continues to grow, Sipa and PDG Plastiques are offering PET bottle solutions that combine quality, sustainability, and design freedom. Together, they are redefining wine packaging, in a new, exciting, and eco-conscious way to enjoy the finest wines from around the world.