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12th July 2013


New Lightweight 330ml & 660ml Bottle Designs To Cut CO2 Emissions by 2,000 Metric Tons




 Oak-aged beer pioneer, Innis & Gunn, has announced two initiatives that will significantly reduce its carbon footprint: innovative lightweight bottle solutions and a streamlined production process.




Scotland’s leading independent brewer tasked Ardagh Group to develop a lower-weight 330ml bottle, and to engineer a new lightweighted 660ml bottle, which will be rolled out globally over the coming months across Innis & Gunn’s core range.  Ardagh’s product design team applied its advanced computer simulation technology including finite element analysis (FEA) and prototype modelling to develop the new bottles and achieved considerable weight savings: the 330ml bottle now weighs 195g, down from 245g, and the new 660ml glass bottle comes in at 360g.




Innis & Gunn’s production & supply chain team is also now commissioning the bottling line at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgowto run its products. By end August, every drop of Innis & Gunn brewed at Wellpark, will also be bottled on the same site.




Dougal Sharp, founder and CEO of Innis & Gunn, said: “This is a landmark moment for the business as it places our entire production process in one place and, in doing so, significantly reduces our carbon footprint.  We have calculated that this change will lead to 10% fewer lorry movements to transfer our products, which is approximately 30,000 miles less from where we are currently.




“Moving to lower-weight glass bottles will further lessen our environmental impact by cutting or CO2 emmissions by 2,000 metric tons over the next three years.”




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About Ardagh Group


Ardagh Group is a global leader in rigid packaging, producing metal and glass packaging solutions for most of the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer care brands. It operates 100 manufacturing plants in 25 countries, employs approximately 18,000 people and has global sales in excess of Eur 4.1 billion.




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