22 February 2011 16:47 [Source: ICIS news]
PRAGUE (ICIS)--Sales of beer in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles nearly doubled last year in the ?xml:namespace>
The sales figure, which accounted for 7.6% of packaged-beer sales, meant that for the first time more PET-bottled beer than canned beer was sold in a single year in the
Non-Czech beer producers such as Heineken have run big advertising campaigns to persuade Czechs, who are typically proud and protective of their country’s beer-making heritage, that plastic bottles do not lower the quality of beer and are easier to handle than glass bottles.
Pivovary Staropramen, the
PKN Orlen, the majority-owner of Czech petrochemical producer Unipetrol, said the technological start-up of the plant, along with that of a new 400,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PA) feedstock facility, was imminent.
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