Carbonated soft drinks

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Market Overview

Carbonated Soft Drinks

The UK carbonated drinks sector has a value in excess of £9bn. Of the 6.3bn litres sold, approximately 50% are low calorie, and there is an emerging mid calorie sector. Approximately half of all the soft drinks sold are cola flavoured, and whilst alternative formats, such as cans still have a significant share of the sector, PET is the most commonly used, with over 55% of packs offered in the mater.

Over the years the need to provide increasingly light weight bottles has shaped bottle and preform design. Esterform has also developed our preform ranges to support this drive to reduce weight, with new neck finishes for use with new lighter weight caps. We offer a range of standard bottles suitable for carbonation levels up to 4 bar, and can utilise our range of preforms to create custom bottles for new brands and products.

our recommended neck format

Recommended preform neck options

28mm PCO 1810, & 28mm PCO 1881

Ranges to suit a variety of filling and capping equipment

Our range of bottles includes those with the older PCO 1810 and the more up to date  PCO 1881 neck designs. Each format works with readily available cap formats to provide a tamper evident closure.


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