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Alpha Introduces Two Sizes of PET Plastic Growlers
New PET Plastic Beer Growlers gives craft beer lovers a convenient way to take their fresh beer anywhere they want to go – even places that don’t allow glass!
ST. LOUIS, MO – 4/8/14
Alpha Packaging has just introduced two sizes of PET plastic Growlers for the craft beer industry. The 32-ounce and 64-ounce plastic Growlers are a great option for off-premise draught beer sales, as a substitute for traditional glass vessels. They allow consumers to take fresh draught beer directly from the tap to places that glass is not allowed, including beaches, parks and other outdoor venues.
n addition to traditional amber Growlers for beer, Alpha will be stocking clear PET Growlers which are perfect for cider, lemonade, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink mixes, sangria and Kombucha. The Growlers can hold virtually any ambient-fill liquids, including carbonated or fermented liquids, just so long as they are not pasteurized or hot-filled products.
PET Growlers can incorporate up to 30% post-consumer PET (PCR) for orders of 50,000 pieces and above. The PET Growlers are manufactured in Alpha’s Cleveland, Ohio plant, and will initially be stocked in both Cleveland and Salt Lake City. Based on geographic demand, we could also create duplicate blow molds for our 2-stage platform and make these bottles in any plant where we have 2-stage assets.
The recyclable PET plastic is substantially lighter than glass, and is allowed in many places that glass is not – from sporting events and concerts, to beaches and parks. It can be washed with soap and re-used, or – for occasions when it’s inconvenient to bring the container back with you – the plastic Growler is so inexpensive, it can be recycled in the PET recycling bins found in parks, at beaches and at other public places.
The 64-ounce Growler features a decorating lug in the base to facilitate screen printing, so unlike traditional glass Growlers, you can print multiple colors on the Alpha PET Growler. The other side of the Growler features a large front label area so companies have plenty of room for branding, as well as all mandatory legal information required by different states. The 32-ounce Growler features a pressure base design engineered especially to handle carbonated beverages.
Growlers will be stocked in Light Amber PET and packed in bulk boxes. They will be sold by the full pallet (64oz Growler = 576 pieces; 32-ounce Growler = 960 pieces) with one-pallet minimums, and there is a discount for truckload quantities. Custom-colored Growlers are also available for 50,000-piece minimums.
About Alpha Packaging:
Alpha Packaging, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, is a manufacturer and decorator of bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household chemical, automotive, and niche food and beverage markets. It employs 860 people at eight facilities in North America and one plant in Europe. In addition to blow molding operations, Alpha Packaging has tool-making capabilities, from unit body cavity molds to high-cavity production tooling and also offers high-speed, automated container decorating services.