Besides the cost savings – a flexi fits in 32,000 bottle equivalents compared with the 9,000 a container full of pallets carries Bulk shipping is being adopted for its eco-friendliness.
First, the flexitanks weight is mostly wine, whereas glass bottles weigh 300 grams at the lower end to and nearly 1kg at the irresponsible upper end.
Recycling is generally a viable disposal option for the majority of flexitanks dependent upon the physical proximity of appropriate recycling facilities and the inert nature of any residues remaining in the flexitank. Residue volumes can be significantly reduced through enhanced techniques in discharging and exchange of good practice is beneficial. All Polyethylene is recyclable again and again. Polyethylene is an oil based product plasticc resin beads are extruded to create the film from which we manufacture our flexitanks. Recycled flexitank material can be easily turned in to resin and used for the manufacture of non- virgin plastic applications.The disposable Flexitanks are usually recycled as traffic cones! The SIA global Tank is manufactured from 100% virgin VLDPE polyethylene. The used Flexitank is cut up, cleaned and re-processed into pellets which are then used to manufacture new items.
More exciting still is flexi’s potential quality benefit, related to its thermal stability. Damage is actually far less likely with flexitanks than bottles. Imagine an Olympic swimming pool and a stack of water bottles taking up about the same space. Which water will be hotter after a day sitting in the sun?
Also, SIA Flexitank are impermeable to air, which turns your grass and gooseberry sauvignon blanc into a bottle of cabbage juice. Bulk wine thus hits the shore in a much fresher state in flexitanks – adding to shelf life and improving taste.