News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas
Environment Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Recycled and recyclable: rPET bottle without label

A unique label-less recycled PET bottle, 1Skin, has been created by Sidel. Combining distinctive shelf-appeal with the highest eco credentials, it has been designed to help Sidel’s customers achieve their sustainability goals and drive sales of high-end products. The one-litre bottle is destined for the booming market in sensitive juices, teas and flavoured drinks. The new 1Skin concept represents a breakthrough both in sustainability and in its streamlined design.


Made with readily available 100% recycled PET, 1Skin has been designed by Sidel for easy recycling. The label-free bottle with its tethered cap can immediately enter the recycling stream with no need to separate additional raw materials such as ink, glue, labels or sleeves. Customers choosing 1Skin will stay ahead of the main worldwide regulations and market trends for sustainable packaging. “We are delighted with the positive response to 1Skin,” said Vincent Le Guen, Vice President - Packaging at Sidel. “We have demonstrated that it is possible to combine outstanding design and strong sustainability credentials in one affordable premium bottle.”


1Skin is made to stand out on shelves in one of the fastest growing and most competitive beverage segments. The bottle is designed to deliver an appealing drinking experience, with an ergonomic grip for comfortable pouring. It has a wide neck and a cap lock feature to keep the open bottle top away from the consumer’s face. On the bottle’s label-free surface there are multiple options to use differing fonts and textures, with the transparency enabling great opportunities for natural light and shadow play. The ultra-precise graphic elements are created using Sidel’s most advanced mould technologies combined with its blow moulding expertise. QR or bar codes can be printed on the bottle closure to provide information to consumers or enable individual unit sales.


The bottle design guarantees safety and protects the integrity of products with a long shelf life. Sidel’s patented Starlite Sensitive base technology combines a premium glass-like design with optimised weight and performance on high-speed lines. Sidel can include the 1Skin solution in new equipment, or add it to existing lines using its dedicated line conversion services. The line equipment is adapted accordingly, ensuring a quick and efficient start-up. The bottle’s optimised neck requires less raw materials and so can also reduce production costs.