Design & Innovation

Plastipak innovation: leading the way

Supporting Plastipak’s leading position in the European PET preform and container market, our dedicated Research & Development Centre of Excellence is based in Belgium.

Equipped with a state-of-the-art packaging laboratory and pilot plant, the R&D Centre has a dual purpose; support the innovation and product development activities of Plastipak, and support specific customer products and projects.

Links with research organisations, universities and other partners enable Plastipak to develop innovative, practical, commercial solutions to meet the most challenging of requirements.

Plastipak Research & Development Centre of Excellence services include;

  • Preform, bottle and container design services
  • Dedicated pilot plant: for development and commercialisation projects
  • Packaging lab: facilitating testing and evaluation of resins, barriers and bottles
  • Material and resin development, including non-PET solutions
  • Barrier development; monolayer and multilayer, active and passive
  • Packaging innovation
  • Food technology and testing