Light weight heating fuel eco-can

Gallery Light weight heating fuel eco-can 1
Gallery Light weight heating fuel eco-can 1
September 2021
Headquarters 5347 KM Oss, Netherlands

Light weight heating fuel eco-can - A packaging weight reduction solution for jerry cans

A large end-users group is in need of oil based solutions because alternative solutions are not sufficient or cost effective for them. They search for regular supply of fuel and buy pre-filled cans. These cans need to meet safety requirements for transportation, storage and usage while answering cost conscious expectations. Polymer (HDPE) is the best material to meet all requirements on the packaging of the fuel. To meet this requirement as well as reducing the impact on the environment, PVG developed a greener packaging process. Indeed, RPET is now used as the raw material for the cans and the reviewed design allows to reduce packaging material by 60%. Moreover, it enables to transport 15% more cans on one pallet and thus reducing the number of trucks needed to provide fuels to the customer.

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Key features

  • Reducing by using 60% less material for packaging.
  • 15% more products can be transported at the same freight.
  • By reducing material, 336,000 kg of plastic per year are avoided


  • An eco solution with high ecological impact without impacting the retailer price to end-consumers
  • Saving 240k Euro of transport cost per year.

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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