US-based Rehrig Pacific Company, a manufacturer of plastic pallets, reusable transport and distribution crates, carts and containers, has introduced the PubKeg, a new one-way packaging alternative to metal kegs.
After two years of research and development as well as recent field trials, Rehrig Pacific is launching the PubKeg at the InterBev 2010 tradeshow in Orlando, Florida beginning on 22 September 2010. This recyclable plastic alternative to metal kegs holds one-sixth barrel or 5.17 gallons.
By creating a one-way packaging option, Rehrig has eliminated deposit costs, tracking, and paperwork for brewers who own or lease kegs. The PubKeg is an all-encompassing package for brewers looking to distribute their beer across the country or export to anywhere in the world.
The Rehrig PubKeg has a similar footprint to the quarter slim barrel keg yet weighs nine pounds less than a 1/6th barrel metal steel keg, which will also reduce freight and handling costs. Standard features include integrated handles and an interlocking base and lid for more secure transport and storage. Rehrig designed the PubKeg to be compatible with existing filling equipment and is produced with an American Sankey valve.