Research shows consumers from Latin America prefer transparent dairy packaging
RESEARCH by global packaging company Amcor reveals consumers from Latin America are increasingly attracted to transparent dairy packaging that connotes freshness and premium quality. In response, dairy companies are increasingly using clear PET bottles that provide durability and let consumers see dairy products before they purchase them.
In Brazil, leading dairy brand Letti is the first to adopt transparent one-litre PET bottles for its Lettico A2 fermented milk products. These custom containers, made exclusively for Letti by Amcor, replace the traditional white, opaque high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles that have dominated the market.
“We have worked with Letti to develop a transparent package with high impact to showcase the quality of the milk,” said Daniel Figueiredo, commercial director for Amcor’s Latin America dairy segment. “The PET bottle responds to consumers’ desire for freshness.”
Results from Amcor’s recent consumer focus group in Brazil also uncovered consumer preference for a simple, new bottle cap system. For the Lettico A2 fermented milk bottle, Amcor has eliminated the foil seal barrier (typically found on HDPE bottles) and added a screw cap to communicate inviolability.
The one-litre PET bottle also features an optimised base for improved bottle structure. Thicker wall sections help to avoid deformation, maximise drop resistance and permit the use of heat-shrink labels without the need for horizontal ribs in the bottle design. To protect the contents, the container includes a 38mm finish and an ultraviolet (UV) blocker.