The KeyKeg Baseline is a spherical keg made of PET with a cardboard exterior. The Base-line keg had an unprecedented packaging weight to volume ratio at the time. Baseline kegs were packed full of new technology, like our patented Bag-in-Ball™ design and a unique valve/fitting structure.
Production of 20L and 30L KeyKeg Baselines begins in Schwerin, Germany.
Lightweight Containers further refines its sustainability vision and policy and embraces the circular economy.
The Double Wall™ technology invention is patented throughout the world. Thanks to their double walls and design, this new generation of KeyKegs meets all higher requirements, making them even stronger and safer.
Lightweight Containers announces the new generation of disposable kegs under the same brand name, KeyKeg. This revolutionary disposable keg is equipped with both Bag-in-Ball™ and Double Wall™ technology.
The first automated production and assembly line for KeyKegs is developed and built in Den Helder, the Netherlands.
Start of manufacturing and assembly of the KeyKeg 20 and 30 in Den Helder, the Netherlands
Lightweight Containers opens a sales office in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Lightweight Containers begins developing a variant of the KeyKeg PET keg with a conventional dip tube and fitting technology, as an addition to the range.
Construction and start-up of a new KeyKeg production and assembly line in Joliet, Illinois, USA.
The KeyKeg 10 litre is launched and production begins in Den Helder.
Lightweight Containers launches the UniKeg. A keg with Double Wall™ technology and spear. The internal container is made from nylon-strengthened plastic supplemented with scavengers to create as effective a barrier as possible. The first UniKegs have a conventional D-fitting that is suitable for Micro-Matic® and DSI attachments.
The production site in Joliet (US) is extended with a UniKeg production and assembly section.
The KeyKeg Baseline is removed from production following years of major successes and the plant in Schwerin is dismantled.
New Lightweight Containers headquarters opens and warehouse in Den Helder is extended.
Construction and start of new production line for KeyKeg and UniKeg in Groß Breitenbach, Germany.
Lightweight Containers expands its global coverage of warehouses with branches in Bologna (Italy) and Melbourne (Australia). Lightweight Containers prepares new production lines on two new sites in Europe.