GPS Ireland is a distributor of a plastic kegs and casks in Ireland. Together with partners Global Polymer Solutions in the UK, we have over 100 years experience in the plastic manufacturing and brewing industries, giving us unique insight and a vast amount of knowledge. The aim of the company is to establish itself as the preferred supplier to the brewing industry in Ireland. The company partners GPS who work with manufacturers who have more than 35 years of experience in the plastic drum manufacturing industry.
Our plastic kegs and casks are extrusion blow moulded from high molecular weight, high density polyethylene (HMW-HDPe) in one operation, using the very latest technology. ISO 9002 quality management systems ensure that your kegs and casks are manufactured perfectly every time.
Our products are guaranteed leakproof and at the end of their life the raw material can either be mechanically recycled or incinerated cleanly for its high energy value. Being made from plastic means virtually zero scrap value; another plus point when considering the epidemic proportions of theft in the industry.
The kegs and casks have been put through thorough drop tests, migration tests, taste tests and accelerated cleaning tests and all have met and surpassed the industry standards. For the kegs, permeation has been independently measured using sections cut from a keg bottle.
The polymer supplier, Total Petrochemicals, has been selling the HDPE used in our products into many arduous applications over many years. This experience, coupled with their extensive research and development helps to convince us that our kegs and casks will exceed and surpass the industry life expectancy of steel, subject to proper usage.