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Technology, Benefits & Markets

Its adaptability in using standard filling lines, standard preform manufacturing processes and standard stretch blow equipment aligns with most manufacturers.

Technology

Petapak is a plastic PET Aerosol Container, it uses a 1 inch internally crimped valve, which is the same valve used in metal and aluminium cans. Petapak’s technology integrates the use of a metal collar as an adapter between the valve and PET container, this allows the petapak container to accurately replicate the functionality of the current aerosol containers.

In developing the Petapak PET container, it has kept the proven crimping method of attaching the valve to a container which is steel to steel crimping, This method has been used in the aerosol industry for the last 75 years and has proven its consistency, seal ability and guaranteed to be leak proof.

Petapak’s patented collar which works as an interface or adapter between the valve and PET bottle is what secures the valve to the container.

The Petapak collar has six safety sealing points, which ensures the collar can withstand the pressures required and no product or propellant leaks out of the container. Testing has proven that the collar can withstand pressures of 25 bar or 362 psi.

In developing the Petapak PET Aerosol Container, safety and durability was absolutely paramount.

High Pressure Plastic Aerosol Container

Advantages

  • Versatile ergonomic designs
  • Higher burst pressure
  • Immune to rust corrosion
  • Clear & colour options
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Reduced capital costs
  • UltraFast manufacturing
  • Safer solution
  • Greater formulation compatibility
  • No weld seams
  • Lightweight

Compatibility

  • 1” Internally crimped valve
  • Utilises existing filling lines
  • Water based formulations
  • Shrink sleeve labelling
  • All common propellants*

Benefits

Aerosol containers are designed to deliver a controlled amount of product regulated by the valve and nozzle. Aerosol packages reduce waste and spillage proving to be a more cost effective and user friendly alternative to the average trigger spray packs.

Aerosol containers control the particle size, the spray pattern, the volume dispensed per second and the concentration of the spray for maximum effectiveness. The hermetically sealed package protects the product and extends its shelf life; aerosol paints and finishes, for example, can be stored without risk of evaporation.

Specialised products – Aerosol containers offer consumers the ability to choose from a range of products such as personal care, food, insecticides, household cleaning and car care, just to name a few.

The benefits of using a Petapak over a metal or aluminium can are multifold;

Weight – The weight of Petapak is lighter than metal and aluminium aerosol containers, which brings cost savings in the manufacture, freight and transportation of the product.

No Rust – Metal cans rust when in contact with water (even moisture) or when kept for a long period of time. Petapak will not rust.

Safe on Tiles – When a metal can is used in tiled areas such as bathrooms, any fall may chip floor tiles and cause damage. Petapak will not chip tiles.

Feel – Metal cans have a cold feel when held in hand. Petapak does not have a cold feel to it.

Ergonomic – Aerosol containers are usually straight due to manufacturing process, Petapak can be shaped ergonomically for better handling.

Safety – Metal cans which reach pressures beyond its capabilities will explode and become projectiles. Petapak will not due to it’s fast release design.

Reduced Capital Cost – Capital costs required for a metal can manufacturing plant is more expensive than a plastic container manufacturing plant.

Feasible Change over – Fillers of metal and aluminium cans do not need to change their current filling system to fill Petapak and only require slight modifications for complete adaption

Industry Standard Valve – Petapak uses the current industry standard 1 inch aerosol valve that is internally crimped.

Transparent Packaging – Petapak can be utilised as a transparent or semi transparent package , this will allow marketing companies to be more imaginative with their products for their advertising campaigns.

Water Based Formulations – Petapak can handle water based formulations without the need of treating the internal pack with a liner as they currently do with metal and aluminium cans.

Product Integrity – To protect the integrity of some products being filled in metal and aluminium aerosol cans they are now filling the products in a tube or lining the container before gassing. With Petapak this is not required therefore making the Petapak container even more cost effective.

New Product Category – New products and new formulations can now be introduced as plastic is less likely to react to certain formulations than metal or aluminium. Bathroom products can now take advantage of the Petapak plastic aerosol. New formulations such as shampoos, conditioners, and bathroom cleaners can now be packaged in a plastic aerosol container which will not rust or chip tiles.

One Piece Container – Petapak has no welded seams compared to metal cans.

High Pressure Plastic Aerosol Container

Compatibility

  • All common propellants*
  • Shrink sleeve labelling
  • Water based formulations
  • Utilises existing filling lines
  • 1” Internally crimped valve

Advantages

  • Lightweight
  • No weld seams
  • Greater formulation compatibility
  • Safer solution
  • UltraFast manufacturing
  • Reduced capital costs
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Clear & colour options
  • Immune to rust corrosion
  • Higher burst pressure
  • Versatile ergonomic designs

Markets

Water Based formulations
Using Petapak’s PET Container allows customers to use water based formulations, where as in the past this was not possible due to the limitation of metal containers rusting and contaminating the product. Use of water based formulations and compressed air propellants are more cost effective leading to cost savings.

Bathroom and wet areas
Petapak PET Containers do not cause any rust marks and opens up a new segment for the aerosol industry. Aerosol marketers can now be creative in developing new products for the bathroom segment, such as Shampoos, Conditioners, Cleaning Product etc…

Transparent container
New design packaging can now be developed for products allowing the content to be seen which gives the package a new modern look, semi transparent packaging will also be available for those products that require such decoration.

Trigger pack replacement
Petapak’s PET Aerosol Container is seen not only to replace metal and aluminium cans, some major players in the market are looking at developing products to replace trigger packs. When comparing the cost of a trigger to that of a valve it is clear that there is an enormous cost saving by using a valve over a trigger. The valve also provides ease of use for a consumer over the traditional trigger pack.

Environmentally friendly propellant
Petapak’s PET Aerosol Container allows the use of in earth gasses such as Compressed Air, Nitrogen and CO2, making the product green. Petapak’s container is a much more environmental friendly container to that of the current metal and aluminium containers that currently occupy the market with a much less carbon foot print at the manufacturing stage.

Petapak’s Suitability

  • Personal Care Products
  • Waxes & Polishes
  • Laundry
  • Household
  • Mousses
  • Deodorants
  • Insecticide
  • Cleaners
  • Shaving Cream
  • Paints & Lacquers
  • Food
  • Automotive & Industrial
  • Air Fresheners

Advantages

  • Versatile ergonomic designs
  • Higher burst pressure
  • Immune to rust corrosion
  • Clear & colour options
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Reduced capital costs
  • UltraFast manufacturing
  • Safer solution
  • Greater formulation compatibility
  • No weld seams
  • Lightweight

Compatibility

  • 1” Internally crimped valve
  • Utilises existing filling lines
  • Water based formulations
  • Shrink sleeve labelling
  • All common propellants*