Petainer Launches Advanced New PET Water Cooler in North America

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Texas-based, Artesia Springs, sees success in durability and value using BPA-free, reusable and recyclable petainerCooler™

Petainer, the market leader in innovative PET packaging, has launched a new water cooler bottle to challenge traditional polycarbonate and PET coolers.

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 145°F, removing micro-organisms - standard PET can only withstand 15 wash cycles at 145°F
  • 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

Announcing the launch, Marc Kibbey, executive vice-president, North America, Petainer, said: “The launch of petainerCooler™ in the North American market is another great example of Petainer’s ability to develop disruptive solutions which offer a better user experience and higher quality product. petainerCooler™ offers a range of features which are superior to those of existing coolers making it more visually appealing, easier to handle and, importantly, BPA-free.”

Thanks to the two-stage process which means the cooler can been blown from a preform where it is filled, petainerCooler™ offers supply chain benefits which reduce logistics costs by up to 90%. PET is also more environmentally friendly than polycarbonate as it is fully recyclable and is accepted widely in recycling streams, compared to the specialist recycling facilities required for polycarbonate.

The Petainer water coolers are blow-molded in an ISO 9001 certified facility in Modesto, California and shipped directly from the location.

Artesia Springs servicing 40% of State of Texas with bulk water using new petainerCooler™
Locally owned and operated, Artesia Springs, out of San Antonio, Texas, was an early adopter of the petainerCooler™ and has experienced tremendous success using it as part of the company’s supply chain.” Rudy Ramon, founder and CEO of Artesia Springs says: In terms of what’s out in the market today, the Petainer water bottle is second-to-none in durability as compared to other bottles. The strength of the bottle allows us to get more turns than a normal PET bottle. The service has been great and the value that we can now provide to our customers using the Petainer bottles is fantastic.”

More information about the petainerCooler™ can be found at http://www.petainercooler.com or by calling Petainer Manufacturing USA at (630) 326-9921.

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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 http://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.

About Artesia Springs

Artesia specializes in providing products and services for home & office, private label options, and bulk water. Artesia has continued to experience tremendous growth over the years as the company has become the premiere source for Private Label Bottled Water in San Antonio. Locally-owned by company founder and CEO, Rudy Ramon, Artesia relies on its source, a deep Artesian Springs well located in its building in San Antonio as the base for its bottling plant. For more information, visit http://www.artesiasprings.com.

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