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Petainer challenges craft brewers to “Break from Conformity” at 2017 Craft Brewers Conference

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March 15, 2017



Petainer challenges craft brewers to “Break from Conformity” at 2017 Craft Brewers Conference


Leading one-way keg company in the U.S. and Canada showcases its brandable and stackable Linestar as well as 20L and 30L Classic kegs


Chicago, IL – Petainer, the global market leader in innovative PET packaging, will be challenging brewers to “Break from Conformity” at the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). Petainer’s highly successful one-way 20 and 30 liter petainerKeg™, which is increasingly being used by a growing number of craft breweries in the U.S. and Canada, will be highlighted as a low-cost alternative to traditional steel kegs.


The petainerKegTM offers numerous benefits for breweries including:

  • reducing the cost of entering new markets
  • eliminating the expense and/or need for a keg washer
  • allowing for on-time delivery of brand new, sterile kegs in any quantity
  • no short-term or long-term contracts

In the U.S., Petainer Kegs arrive pre-purged with nitrogen, are equipped with O2 scavengers to prevent oxygen ingress, use a standard Sankey D coupler, have one-year filled shelf life and can be tapped and re-tapped as many times as necessary.

At the 2017 CBC, Petainer will also showcase its petainerKeg™ Linestar, which is designed to enhance the benefits of the classic, one-way PET keg. The Linestar features a solid and robust external casing, designed to run on most steel keg filling lines, and is stackable up to three high for shipping and storage purposes. The Linestar offers customers all the advantages of the classic petainerKeg™ with a host of new benefits such as increased resilience throughout the supply chain, a lightweight, ergonomic design for handling, and ample space on the keg for branding opportunities.

Marc Kibbey, executive vice-president, North America, Petainer, said: “Petainer will be showcasing a range of solutions at CBC which are designed to help North American craft


brewers grow and develop their business. Among them is petainerKeg™ Linestar, which offers excellent logistical performance, helping extend reach across both the domestic market and overseas.”

Petainer Manufacturing USA is also launching a “Tap This” competition leading up to and at CBC offering round trip tickets, accommodations and tickets to the London Craft Beer Festival September 4-6, 2017 for two people. Entry details can be found on the petainerKeg™ Facebook page at


Petainer will be at Booth #4318 during CBC 2017. The trade show takes place April 11-13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.




Notes to editors:



About Petainer

Petainer is a global leader in high performance and sustainable packaging. It is a specialist engineering and disruptive technology business, an industry-leader in the development, design and manufacture of PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) food and beverage containers.


Petainer creates plastic packaging, often using highly engineered PET, which is stretched to reduce the weight of the packaging but without compromising strength and performance. This offers global brands advantages in terms of both cost and sustainability. See


Petainer is a UK-based company which has production plants in Sweden and the Czech Republic, blowing facilities in North America, Russia, India and Australia, as well as sales offices in Sweden, the Czech Republic, Germany, the USA and UK. 


About petainerKeg™


petainerKeg™ is a one-way 20 or 30 liter keg made out of highly engineered advanced polymers for the beer, wine and other beverage segments.



For further information, please contact:


Marc Kibbey, Executive Vice President                                   Sarah Provancher

Petainer                                                                                   Pro Communications

Tel: (312) 800-3456                                                                  Tel: (502) 562-1969

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