Sidel has created 1SKIN, a unique label-less recycled PET bottle. Combining distinctive shelf-appeal with the highest eco credentials, it has been designed to help Sidel’s customers achieve their sustainability goals and drive sales of high-end products.
The one-liter bottle is destined for the booming market in sensitive juices, teas, and flavored drinks. The new 1SKIN concept represents a breakthrough both in sustainability and in its streamlined design.
Designed for easy recycling
Made with readily available 100% recycled PET (r-PET), 1SKIN has been designed by Sidel for easy recycling. The label-free bottle with its tethered cap can immediately enter the recycling stream without separating additional raw materials such as ink, glue, labels, or sleeves. Customers choosing 1SKIN will stay ahead of the main worldwide regulations and market trends for sustainable packaging.
Launched at the international beverages trade fair, drinktec, in Germany in September, the bottle has attracted interest from customers from all over the world seeking to make their packaging more sustainable. Many major brands are embracing higher sustainability standards, driven by consumer influence and growing legislation to encourage recycling.
“We are delighted with the positive response to 1SKIN,” says Vincent Le Guen, vice president – packaging, Sidel. “We have demonstrated that combining outstanding design and strong sustainability credentials in one affordable premium bottle is possible.”
Appealing looks and drinking experience
1SKIN is made to stand out on shelves in one of the fastest-growing and most competitive beverage segments. The bottle is designed to deliver an appealing drinking experience, with an ergonomic grip for comfortable pouring. It has a wide neck and a cap lock feature to keep the open bottle top away from the consumer’s face. On the bottle’s label-free surface there are multiple options to use different fonts and textures, with the transparency enabling great opportunities for natural light and shadow play. The ultra-precise graphic elements are created using Sidel’s most advanced mold technologies combined with its blow molding expertise. QR or bar codes can be printed on the bottle closure to provide information to consumers or enable individual unit sales.
The bottle design guarantees safety and protects the integrity of products with a long shelf life. Sidel’s patented Starlite Sensitive base technology combines a premium glass-like design with optimized weight and performance on high-speed lines.
Immediate availability on new or existing lines
Sidel can include the 1SKIN solution in new equipment or add it to existing lines using its dedicated line conversion services. The line equipment is adapted accordingly, ensuring a quick and efficient start-up. The bottle’s optimized neck requires fewer raw materials and so can also reduce production costs.
Inspired by healthy living
Sidel describes 1SKIN as being inspired by nature and the importance of healthy living, offering a bottle that protects its contents with a minimalist approach and premium shelf appeal.
“It is an ideal design solution that makes the packaging industry more sustainable,” concludes Vincent Le Guen.