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The Cetie is a membership based widely recognized mainly European inter-professional organization of industry experts (users and producers) to produce technical reference documentation – pre-standards and best practice guides – to achieve quality standards in the bottling industry. Cetie pre-standards and best practice guides are dedicated to the bottling of food liquids and beverages, cosmetic and perfumes as well as pharmaceutical products.

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Latest publications
GME30.36 - PET FINISH 32/27-14.9-2/5.4
14/11/2013 - Update 06/03/2018
Scope Specifications and dimensions of the 32 mm screw finish with two (2) thread starts for still waters and non-carbonated beverages. This finish can be used for aseptic filling and filling with introduction of nitrogen (the internal pressure should not exceed 1 bar). This finish is ...
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GME30.37 - PET FINISH 26/22-13-1/2.17 (Experimental)
20/02/2017 - Update 06/03/2018
Scope This experimental data sheet provides specifications and requirements of the 26/22 mm screw finish with one (1) thread start for carbonated beverages up to 7g/l CO2 content and up to 2,0 l bottle size. This finish is intended for non-refillable bottles, has vent slots and is designed to ...
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GME30.34 - BVS PCO PET FINISH 21,4/16,7-29-1/2,5
01/11/2014 - Update 22/01/2018
Scope This data sheet provides specifications and dimensions of the BVS PCO 22H30 PET screw finish for wines with a maximum internal pressure of 1 bar. This finish is designed to take a plastic tamper-evident closure, which is applied by screwing.
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GME30.35 - BVP MCO PET FINISH 21,4/16-29-1/2,5
20/09/2013 - Update 17/01/2018
Scope This data sheet provides specifications and dimensions of the BVP MCO 22H30 PET screw finish for wines with a maximum internal pressure of 1 bar. This finish is designed to take an aluminium tamper-evident closure, which is crimped during application.
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01/11/2002 - Update 05/01/2018
Scope This fact sheet gives requirements and controls to be observed during glass manufacture to help ensure optimum performance of containers with Vacuum Lug and Press On closure systems. These are in addition to the dimensional and other requirements within existing national and international ...
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18/08/2016 - Update 01/12/2017
Scope This data sheet identifies and proposes standard terms to describe different features of plastic screw caps and provides the nomenclature of the main characteristic dimensions. Main types of seal and tamper evident features are also described. The document covers flat top screw caps both ...
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28/04/2014 - Update 27/02/2018
Scope This recommendation fact sheet provides the description of the different options when including Index Marks on closures and neck finishes, with the constraints and points to consider. The Index Marks considered are geometrically defined features, either positive (e.g. lugs) or negative ...
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GME30.31 - PET FINISH 32/26-15.2-2/5.4
01/01/2016 - Update 29/11/2017
Scope This document provides specifications and dimensions of the 32 mm amorphous screw finish with two (2) thread starts for still waters and non-carbonated beverages (the internal pressure should not exceed 1 bar). This finish can be used for hot filling with a maximum temperature up to ...
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12/03/2015 - Update 26/10/2017
Scope This data sheet provides recommendations for the application of self-adhesive labels on glass bottles. It covers specifications of supplies and conditions of application. For further information on pressure sensitive labels and their application, see Cetie guide G0C “Pressure ...
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01/01/1998 - Update 05/01/2018
Scope This data sheet gives guidance on the relationship between the internal pressure strength standards used for process control at the point of manufacture and the pressure strength standards applicable at the point of receipt of the bottles by the bottler and in the case of refillable ...
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Latest news
Prevention of defects in aluminium screw caps
05/03/2018 - Update 05/03/2018
Guide n°11
Prevention of defects in aluminium screw caps The Cetie Bottling Guides are intended above all to help bottlers avoid defects when using the closure systems in question. In reality however, the "zero defects" concept only exists as a goal, even when the best practices are put in ...
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Index marks for PET bottle plastic screw caps and finishes
17/01/2018 - Update 05/03/2018
Pet plenary
Cetie has just published a new recommendation sheet, FS 18, for index marks on PET bottle screw caps and finishes. Developed by the "PET Finishes" working group, these recommendations aim to encourage the adoption of these index marks by the industry in a consistent manner, taking ...
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Bar Top Stoppers - Follow the Guide!
16/11/2017 - Update 06/02/2018
Guide n°14
"Wider consultation within Cetie and among our network of contacts confirmed the interest to set up a Cetie Working Group to produce specific technical reference documentation" For some time now, a number of Cetie members directly concerned by the subject of bar top stoppers have ...
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26/10/2017 - Update 06/02/2018
Guidelines N°18
Cetie General Secretary Mr Nicholas Harris,  will participate to the PLASTIC CAPS AND CLOSURES 2017 CONFERENCE on the 8th of november. The two days meetings will be held at HOTEL NOVOTEL AMSTERDAM CITY, on November, the 7th & 8th 2017. See the programme here ...
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New Cetie working group dedicated to the creation of the first Bartop stoppers guidelines
13/10/2017 - Update 13/10/2017
Guide n°14
Mr Crisóstomo Joaquim RIBEIRO FERREIRA  Product Manager at Amorim & Irmãos SA will lead the new Cetie working group dedicated to the creation of the first Bartop stoppers guidelines: New meeting dates: 14/12/2017 – 10h00-17h00 09/03/2018 – 10h00-17h00 At ...
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BUNDESVERBAND GLASINDUSTRIE E.V. invites Cetie glass manufacturers plenary's participants
01/10/2017 - Update 13/10/2017
Glass plenary
BUNDESVERBAND GLASINDUSTRIE E.V. (Federal Association of the German Glass Industry) represented by Mr Stefan Mieth kindly invites Cetie working groups Glass manufacturers plenary meeting in Leipzig, October, 28 & 29 October 2017 Participants : Mr Dany Belouet from GLASHÜTTE FREITAL ...
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Creation of a new working group : PET Personal/Home Care
11/09/2017 - Update 14/09/2017
PET Personal / Home care finishes
Launching of this new working group with an initial meeting to be planned before the end of 2017. Its aim will be to create industry-wide standards 18mm and/or 22mm snap-on PET neck finish for the Personal Care market, and/or a 38mm to 44mm screw-on neck finish for the Home Care market. For ...
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The useful art of compromise
07/09/2017 - Update 06/02/2018
The Association
When we explain to people what we do at Cetie, there is frequently a moment of astonishment. That such a mundane, everyday object as a bottle or a jar should generate so much joint work and reflection, motivating experts from all over Europe to meet in our Paris premises, is beyond the ...
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17/07/2017 - Update 17/07/2017
Pet plenary
We are pleased to announce our new member HEUFT SYSTEMTECHNIK GmbH: As a brand new member HEUFT SYSTEMTECHNIK GmbH will start to participate to PET and plastic closures working groups. (see meeting calendar)
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Launch of a new working group
01/06/2017 - Update 06/06/2017
Guide n°14
On request from the cork manufacturers and their respective federations, members of the Cetie, a working group dedicated to “bar top closures” is being created.     The aim of this group will be to set up reference technical documentation specifically dedicated to bottling ...
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