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Now, Kavodrink bottles are being manufactured without BPA

For the production of its successful bottle family, Greiner Packaging is only using the innovative raw material Tritan™ copolyester.


Kavodrink bottles come in volumes of 500, 750 and 1,000ml and to date have been produced by Greiner Packaging using two material variants: Polycarbonate or Tritan™ copolyester. From now on in this sector, Greiner Packaging in focussing exclusively on processing Tritan™ copolyester, which offers convincing benefits.


Kremsmünster, 29 August 2011 – For many years, the Austrian packaging producer Greiner Packaging has been looking for an alternative to polycarbonate. Whilst producing BPA (Bisphenol A)-free baby bottles, valuable experience was gained, as well as comprehensive know-how in terms of processing.


First choice: Tritan™ copolyester

Greiner Packaging has relied on Tritan™ copolyester from Eastman as a raw material since 2010. To date, it has been used for the production of Kavodrink bottles and 5-gallon bottles as an alternative to polycarbonate. Now, in the Kavodrink bottle sector, the switch to the exclusive use of the innovative raw material has been accomplished. “There is a significant increase in demand for BPA-free plastics from customers and market alike. With Tritan™ copolyester, we can offer an optimum solution“, Günter Ausserwöger, Head of Division Kavo at Greiner Packaging, is pleased to say.


Excellent properties

The raw material is food-safe, retains flavour and boasts several outstanding properties. It is BPA-free and distinguishes itself through high impact resistance and glass-like clarity. In addition, Tritan™ copolyester is highly dishwasher-proof and resistant to heat and chemicals. In terms of processing, it offers a high degree of design flexibility.


Popular bottle family

The benefits of Tritan™ copolyester correspond with the material-relevant requirements of Kavodrink bottles exactly. This bottle family convinces through high quality, easy cleaning and long service life. Greiner Packaging produces the bottles in different colours. For closing, a transparent Kavocap closure made from PP is used. Due to their handling benefits, Kavodrink bottles are optimally suitable at work, during sports, games and leisure.


Corporate Data

Greiner Packaging International is one of the leading companies in the European packaging industry. In 2010, the company achieved annual sales of EUR 403 million or 35 per cent of the total Greiner Group sales. Greiner Packaging International employs a workforce of 2.990 employees in Europe.


More information online under: 

Greiner Packaging International: www.greiner-gpi.com


For any inquiries you may have, please contact:


Altausseer Straße 220

8990 Bad Aussee, Austria

Tel.: +43 3622 55344-22

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