The new UniKeg A will be showcased at this year's BrauBeviale which takes place from 12-14 November 2019, in Nürnberg, Germany. The A-fitting, also known as the German slider, is the latest addition to range and is compatible with existing universal coupling systems. The UniKeg portfolio also includes S and D type fittings which means that the kegs can be used on trade anywhere in the world with existing equipment.
The octagonal design of the handgrip and base cup made from 100% reused material delivers a robust performance in supply chain logistics. The keg is also more sustainable than other PET kegs as over 30% of the keg is made from reused, circular materials.
In addition, the compact design means that UniKeg have a 25-30% higher loading capacity than steel kegs, meaning more can be transported in one go, reducing carbon emissions and transport costs. The kegs also dramatically reduce water usage. There's no need to wash the keg or use harsh cleaning chemicals because the kegs are ready to fill.
Annemieke Hartman, Chief Commercial Officer at UniKeg, said: "Now that we are offering the UniKeg A to the global market we are able to support producers of beer, wine, kombucha, coffee and other beverages with a product that already complies with the 30% re-used materials content requirements as set out by the European Commission. This will help ensure brand owners are not presented with a tax levy on packaging following the introduction of new legislation in the coming years and are offering them an all-round solution in terms of price, quality and sustainability."
OneCircle has joined the Plastic Alliance and signed its declaration that its products meet the environmental criteria of the European Union so no additional tax needs to be levied on its products.
For more information about KeyKeg's products and services, visit www.keykeg.com. To find out more about OneCircle and the recycling initiatives already launched in the UK, visit www.onecirclecommunity.com