Weener Plastics (WP) is taking its Reduce, Reuse, Recycle principles to a higher level by combining them to facilitate new product developments, and even completely rethinking packaging concepts. In response to latest market trends, WP has developed a small, handy refill pack for concentrated formulas. This can be used at home – the contents are simply diluted with water in a reusable bottle. Easy as well as time sustainable.
Concentrated formulas offer an effective way of reducing environmental impact. In addition, the use of refillable bottles and containers also reduces packaging material and transportation. To make the most of this, WP developed a handy refill pack for liquid concentrates. This can be conveniently screwed onto standard bottles upside-down. After a click, the concentrate is released without mess and subsequently diluted in the water. Ready you are! The valuable bottle and trigger or pump can be reused for the next job.
The refill pack, made of polypropylene, consists of three pieces: an injection-molded bottle and a 2-piece child resistant closure for enhanced safety. The standard pack is offered with a volume of 70 ml, but a different bottle design or volume can be easily developed with limited investment costs.
This innovation is sustainable in several ways. First of all, it provides considerable material savings. Using a concentrated refill can reduce material usage by up to 75%. Second, it enhances recyclability: the refill pack itself is a 100% recyclable mono-material solution. This will also be offered in recycled material. What's more, the lower volume and weight mean significant additional savings for storage and transportation.
Several brands and private labels have already shown interest in using this solution for their personal care or home care applications. An additional advantage is the fact that the mail-friendly pack is fully suitable for e-commerce applications. The refill pack is another excellent example of WP's innovative dispensing and dosing solutions meeting today's challenges and demands.
28 Apr 2022