Greif launches new lightweight jerrycan in Brazil

Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services has launched a lightweight, high performance jerrycan in Brazil suitable for packaging agrochemicals, chemicals, flavours, fragrances and beverages.

The JCR20L is almost 20 percent lighter than the standard 20-litre jerrycan. The reduced weight allows up to seven percent more jerrycans to be stacked per pallet, and warehouse storage capacity can be increased by 6.7 percent. In addition, the lighter weight means lower collection costs for recycling.

Internal analysis indicates that the combination of these factors amounts to a 25 percent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the standard 20-litre jerrycan.

“We work closely with our customers to understand and anticipate their end market needs. Demand for small plastic packaging remains high across Latin America and there is a growing push towards more sustainable practices for packaging,” said Gustavo Melo, Market Intelligence Manager for Greif Latin America.

“Transitioning to a more sustainable packaging alternative is not always a straightforward process. It requires flexibility and a real commitment to reducing environmental impact. Customers who make the switch to JCR20L will benefit from significant cost and environmental savings through less energy and raw materials usage in the manufacturing process, as well as storage and transport efficiency savings. The lighter weight means lower collection costs as charges are typically weight-based.”

The JCR20L is manufactured from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and can  be mono or produced with a coextruded, fluorinated or plasma barrier.

Greif LATAM specializes in steel drums, plastic containers and packaging closures. It operates 15 facilities across Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

Greif is a global leader in industrial packaging products and services strategically positioned with over 200 operating locations situated across 37 countries. 

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