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Lightweight one-way keg uses Double Wall technology

KeyKeg_cylindrical_2012_11.jpgLightweight Containers has launched the latest addition to its KeyKeg line of one-way kegs, the cylindrical KeyKeg20, which Double Wall™ technology, resulting in a cyclinder inside a cylinder. The KeyKeg20’s two walls work together dynamically, giving the container resistance to higher internal pressures and extreme low deformation at high pressures. Even soft drinks, stouts, and other highly carbonated beverages can be filled in the new KeyKeg, says the company.

Like its predecessors, the KeyKeg20 houses a flexible, multilayer inner bag, which contains the beer, wine, or soft drink. The contents are dispensed by pressurizing the space between the bag and the ball. The beverage maintains best drinking conditions, as it does not come into contact with the propellant gas when it is dispensed.

The new one-way kegs are extremely resistant to external influences, says the company. They withstand very high temperatures during transport in hot climates, and moisture is said to have no effect on them. Being especially resistant to damage from outside, the KeyKeg20 is even safer to use. It is also good news for the environment, Lightweight Containers says: More than half (54%) of the KeyKeg’s shell is made from recycled PET, while the grip consists of 100% recycled PP.

The cylindrical shape also provides improved logistical qualities. Now 80 cylindrical KeyKeg20 units fit on one pallet. This shape, combined with its low weight, means that 65% less transport is needed for the cylindrical KeyKeg compared to steel and other kegs.

Designed for user convenience, the new KeyKeg has an ergonomic grip, is lightweight, and is extremely stable. It also takes up even less space than its predecessor and fits easily in existing cooling cabinets.

The fully automated production line in Den Helder, the Netherlands, has a capacity of 400 KeyKegs/hr.

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