PET continues to be most popular alternative to glass for wine bottles

The popularity of PET as an alternative material for wine bottles is continuing to grow. In October 2010, a survey by Wine Intelligence (London / UK; revealed that PET bottles are most likely to be accepted by UK consumers as an alternative to glass. Now, APPE (Wrexham / UK;, formerly Artenius PET Packaging, has said that it doubled the number of PET bottles it supplied for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau vintage, underlining the continuing growth in popularity of the format for wine packaging.

APPE has also received major orders for both 750ml and 187ml bottles for a South African winery and for the supply of 187ml bottles for in-flight wines to two of Europe’s leading airlines. Total PET wine bottle production by the company has grown by 45% during 2010 and APPE remains optimistic about further growth in 2011.