News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas
Materials Wednesday, 20 April 2022

New safe PET aerosol container offering brands a sustainable and competitive edge

Launched by Sidel, PressureSafe is an innovative PET aerosol container design that will give home and personal care brands the opportunity to offer more environmentally sustainable dispensing spray packaging. This new PET product-packaging solution is approved for the traditional PET recycling stream. Intended for use with products such as perfumes and deodorants, PressureSafe will offer home and personal care brands a more competitive choice of pressurised container than the traditional metal aerosol container. This will enable these brands to choose PressureSafe so that they can demonstrate their carbon-saving credentials, while responding to sustainability demands of consumers.


PressureSafe maintains the highest standards of product safety, making PET containers as safe as metal aerosol containers. This innovative design’s name refers to the PET dispensing spray’s resistance to pressure in order to maintain a safe structure, protect against leakages, breakages and roll-out during transportation and storage. Sidel expects PressureSafe to transform the way that companies specialising in home and personal care products can respond to high consumer expectations, while addressing operational challenges and withstanding extreme supply chain conditions. Sidel’s unique and patented PressureSafe container base design provides maximum packaging performance by combining an optimised preform design and viscosity level with a specific container’s vault shape. This ensures that the final product is fully compliant with FEA and PARG aerosol regulations and material specifications. A specific active mould base solution, Sidel proven Base Over Stroke System, provides the on-site production-line blower configuration to produce the desired aerosol spray design. Sidel also offers customers laboratory bench tests to qualify the package’s performance.


PET is regarded as a viable alternative within the packaging industry due to its competitive, sustainable features. The average PET market price is almost half that of aluminium, in addition PET has a raw material carbon footprint that is also half that of aluminium and is 100% recyclable. PET aerosol containers are recycled within the PET stream. The nature of the PET aerosol container provides companies with greater design opportunities, compared to traditional metal packaging. The essence of PressureSafe is its unique container base design that incorporates brand-specific patented structures. It can be customised with different body designs, including belt and texturing options and a conical or round shoulder. PET transparency also offers consumers direct visibility of the product and enhanced marketing with decorative options such as a partial or full body sleeve.