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Nampak Plastics opens bottle manufacturing plant in UK

Plastic milk bottles producer Nampak Plastics has opened its new fully operational plant in Dove Valley Industrial Park in Foston, South Derbyshire.

The investment in the facility has enabled all bottling machines to feed directly into the dairy, making the Dairy Crest site perform well.

The machines have also been converted into 2l and 4 pint Infini lightweight bottles. The latest developments are expected to provide demand that will see the company increase its workforce by a third.

Dairy Crest site manager Carl Jones said being an in-plant bottle manufacturer provides various environmental benefits, such as minimizing the cost of transporting empty bottles to dairies for filling.

"These changes mean we can really make the most of that facility and we’re delighted that it will also enable us to create more jobs in Foston," Jones added.

Nampak Plastics recently has trialed, tested and supplied the world’s first four-pint milk bottle containing up to 30% recycled high density polyethylene (rHDPE).