Heineken Draught Keg Cooler

plastic beer cooler manufacturer
plastic beer cooler manufacturer

Refrigerated POP displays like this Heineken draught keg cooler need to be functional and attractive. With this featured project, Gregstrom demonstrated its robust capabilities in rotational molding, assembly and testing, and shipping. How can we help you?

Plastic beer cooler manufacturer

This Heineken draught keg cooler is a perfect example of how rotomolding can be used to create an effective, eye-catching POP display. Cosmetically, this beer cooler needed to share the shape, color, and texture of Heineken’s new-to-market, 5-liter draught keg. Functionally, the refrigerator need to hold up to 250 pounds of beer and other products over an extended period of time and under a variety of environmental conditions.

Cosmetic Challenges

Rotomolding the Heineken draught keg cooler meant overcoming several cosmetic challenges. To hide any parting lines, the main part of the unit required a six-piece mold. To achieve  the look of the aluminum that’s used in Heineken’s 5-liter draught keg, the POP display was molded from a specially-formulated, silver-metallic effect LLDPE material.

Functional Challenges

Rotomolding the Heineken draught keg cooler also meant overcoming functional challenges. To support attachments without secondary hardware, the top ring was made from a six-piece mold with four removable pieces. This yielded undercuts that allowed for attaching the ring to the keg cooler with snap fits.

Heineken Draught Keg Cooler

Additional rotomolded parts also required fine detail. To form the top handle lever and the silver spout, three separate rotomolded parts were attached to each other and to the keg itself. As with the POP display assembly as a whole, this subassembly needed to conceal all of the hardware and any parting or witness lines.

Plastic Beer Cooler Manufacturer

Gregstrom is more than a custom rotomolder. With the Heineken draught keg cooler, we assembled the finished product from 40 off-the-shelf hardware components, five custom-fabricated components, and five rotomolded parts. Then we packed and shipped POP displays directly to Heineken distributors.

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Looking for a plastic beer cooler manufacturer? For nearly 70 years, Gregstrom Corporation has been forming and molding plastics at our Made in the USA manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts. To learn how our custom rotomolding, assembly and testing, and shipping services can add value to your project, contact us on-line or call (781) 935-6600.