Carlsberg set to replace glass bottles with PET

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Beer company Carlsberg is to use a new 500ml PET bottle for its Carlsberg Export lager.

According to Packaging Digest, the beer will replace glass bottles in an exclusive launch for Sainsbury’s Local stores.

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Technical problems have made using PET for beer difficult, but Carlsberg has now overcome the limitations and will be seen as a first step to wider use of PET in the beer sector.

The bottle will have a traditional metal crown cap rather than a plastic screw cap. The move follows M&S’ decision to convert its entire range of 25cl wine bottles to PET.