Seeking material or technology solutions to allow for significant light weighting of hot fill PET bottles without sacrificing performance

  • PepsiCo
  • From United States
  • Responsive
  • Project Size Range : 50,000 - 250,000 €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

Material or technology solutions to allow for significant light weighting of hot fill PET bottles without sacrificing performance. Weight savings of 15% or more for hot fill bottle without compromising bottle performance and with 50% or more use of rPET

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Must-Haves

Properties

Weight savings of 15% or more for hot fill bottle without compromising bottle performance and with 50% or more use of rPET

Clear, colorless

Recyclable

FDA beverage contact approved

Packaging Forms

Monolayer or multi-layer PET bottle

Usage Occasion – Final package format should be commercially scalable hot fill beverage programs, at comparable production speeds, while meeting current specifications

Organoleptic Properties - No adverse effect to product (appearance, taste, flavor)

Capabilities

Pilot Capabilities with the ability to create physical samples from concept creation

Commercial Capabilities - Larger scale manufacturing outlook. If vendor doesn’t have commercial capabilities, a plan on how to scale up commercial is also acceptable

Durability & Handling

Packaging should be able to withstand the manufacturing process, warehousing, and distribution

·Performance Requirement

Light-weighted hot fill containers should meet existing packaging requirements without compromise

Should perform well in storage at elevated temperature and humidity

Nice-to-Haves

Low to moderate capital investment

Preferred Collaboration Types:

Collaboration types are to be negotiated and PepsiCo will consider solutions from early-stage ideas to commercially ready technologies.

Related Keywords

  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Packaging / Handling
  • Plastic bags
  • Materials Technology
  • Composite materials
  • Plastics and Rubber related to Chemical Technology and engineering
  • Agriculture and Marine Resources
  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • Drink Technology
  • Food Packaging / Handling
  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Recycling, Recovery
  • Packaging
  • Sustainability
  • Polymer (plastics) materials

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, Tropicana and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

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