Lightweight Containers just launched its newest KeyKeg — the KeyKeg 10 Slimline. This newest solution holds 10 liters, thereby helping to meet the growing demand for smaller-volume kegs, according to the company. Lightweight Containers expects that the keg’s 10-liter size will make it well suited for premium wines, beers and specialty drinks.
The latest addition to the Slimline family offers the full range of KeyKeg technologies. The Bag-in-Ball technology keeps beverages good for weeks after tapping. The Double-Wall technology keeps the KeyKeg even safer; Lightweight says it can withstand higher pressures than most kegs and is highly stable in storage and transport. If desired, the KeyKeg can be delivered with either a newly designed carrier handle or the familiar grip. Lightweight Containers has managed to limit the keg’s weight to just 0.82 kilograms. Its diameter is 240 millimeter and its height is 330 millimeter.
“Our new KeyKeg was developed entirely in line with the latest demands from the market,” said Jan Veenendaal, CEO of Lightweight Containers. “We have thousands of customers in the beverage industry worldwide. Every day we talk with other parties in the supply chain as well, from beverage distributors to bars and restaurants. We want to know what is going on with them too. KeyKeg is important for their success, and our success is only guaranteed if all these parties are satisfied. Their feedback told us that the time is ripe for a 10-liter KeyKeg. This KeyKeg will also give our customers more growth opportunities.”
Its smaller volume combined with the Bag-in-Ball technology also makes the KeyKeg 10 Slimline extremely well suited to the catering market. Chief Commercial Officer Anita Veenendaal said, “We’re expecting that the new KeyKeg will be a popular choice for premium beers and wines, as well as specialty beverages and RTD beverages.”
The small 10-liter KeyKeg is also attractive for consumers. It is very simple to tap using a hand pump or portable dispensing installation. Another unique advantage of the KeyKeg is that it can be dispensed using air so there is no need for a complicated installation of CO2 bottles or cylinders. Beverages stay good for weeks after tapping so there’s no need to throw away what’s left after the party is over. The beverage in a KeyKeg can also be cooled — a normal refrigerator and a hand pump are all that’s needed. This new KeyKeg will help our customers continue to conquer the premium-beverage and catering markets.
The new KeyKeg can be produced on any Slimline production line. Lightweight Containers will start production in Q1 2016. The first KeyKeg 10 Slimlines will be made in the Netherlands. Lightweight Containers will build a new Slimline production facility in France in 2016.