Danone has opted for a transparent 200ml PET jar for an all-natural spoonable yoghurt that it has launched in Argentina. With the yoghurt market in Latin America growing strongly on the back of health-conscious consumers, Danone has collaborated with Amcor to create a premium-looking package that is durable and sustainable.

The jar features a wide-mouth opening and an aluminium-PET-aluminium closure with a 65mm over-cap in clear PP. The finish offers a barrier seal and an ultraviolet blocker.

“This wide-mouth PET jar is an entirely new format offering for cold-fill dairy products,” said Martin Darmandrail, new business development director for Amcor in Argentina. “In a market historically dominated by thermoformed PP and polystyrene containers, we’ve shaken things up with a yoghurt package with the durability, freshness, performance, manufacturing, and sustainability benefits of PET.”

Amcor produced the wide-mouth jars using a Matrix blow-moulding machine in a two-step reheat process, calling it an industry first for high-volume yoghurt containers. In Argentina, Danone has installed a Stork filling line and plans production rates of 40-50 million units per year.

More information from Amcor, Thurgauerstrasse 34, CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland. Tel: 41 44 316 1717. Email: Melinda.deboer@amcor.com. Web: amcor.com