Consumer-friendly sustainable packaging for dairy drinks
Greiner Packaging (greiner-gpi.com) supplies Valio Eesti, the Estonian dairy company with innovative packaging for kefir and yogurt drinks – bottles that are not only practical and consumer-friendly, but also stand out in sustainability due to their low weight and optimized use of plastic material.
Since 1992, Valio Eesti has been producing over 150 milk and cheese products for the Baltic region and Italy, making it one of the largest dairy companies in Estonia. Valio Eesti relies on the experts at Greiner Packaging for packaging its dairy products. Greiner Packaging recently started supplying 100 mL and 300 mL low-weight HDPE bottles for probiotic kefir and yogurt drinks, in addition to a long history of delivering thermoformed dairy cups to Valio Eesti.
“We were able to use our comprehensive know-how of different plastic-processing technologies to implement a sustainable and cost-optimized product solution for our customer,” says Günter Ausserwöger, sales director at Kavo. “For the 100 mL bottle, we even developed a unique cap for our customer as the requested standard solution did not exist in the market.”
Practical enjoyment – to go
Aside from packaging traditional kefir drinks and yogurt shots, Valio Eesti is also using the new packaging for their innovative 300 mL yogurt smoothies – a first in the Estonian market. The products, targeted primarily at families with children, are sold all over the Baltic region. “Healthy eating is booming and the demand for berry flavor, vitamin-rich drinks, and smoothies is increasing. Resealable bottles are also perfectly suited for enjoying your drink on the go,” says Ausserwöger.