Products Categories Designed and Manufactured by Brewery Plastics Ltd

The range of products produced by Brewery Plastics Ltd fall into the main categories as follows:- 

Plastics Casks and accessories, for filling Real Ales and English Style Beers.

Plastic Locator Boards and Transit Layer Boards, for the safe, effective and efficient stacking of steel kegs. They are the ultimate solution for stacking kegs, increasing vehicle payloads and utilising valuable warehouse space.


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Casks - 9 Gal Firkins and 4.5 Gal Pins

The world's best selling plastic casks are a robust, lightweight and economical alternative to traditional stainless steel casks and are cleverly designed to be stackable. The use of plastic also translates to very a significant reduction in noise levels versus steel casks, from typical handling activities.

Why Brewing with Plastic Casks is better .... ?

The World’s Best Selling Plastic Casks For Real Ale

Brewery Plastics Ltd. (formerly CypherCo Ltd) have been building plastic casks since 2003, and have supplied more plastic casks than any other company in the world.

Real Life Cost

As little as 1/3rd the price of stainless steel and a much reduced occurance of casks being stolen

No Taste Difference

Independent tests prove there is no taste difference between our plastic casks and stainless casks; our plastic casks work as fantastic oxygen permeability barriers

40% Lighter than stainless steel equivalent

Save money on shipping costs, increasing vehicle payloads and making cask handling easier; all whilst being better for the environment

Low Risk of Theft

Greatly reduce the risk of theft. No scrap value 

Choose your own colours

Make cask repatriation simple and increase your brand awareness. 3 colour combination gives numerous denominations.

Ownership Identification

External wear resistant laser marking

Patented Construction

Liquid shell uses the poly-tech 50 weld process. This is a patented process, unique to Brewery Plastics Ltd.


Casks stack seamlessly with each other, without the requirement for pallets!

Made in UK

Can be collected or despatched from our manufacturing facility in Droitwich, Worcestershire, UK. Also available via our operations in the USA.

Standard fittings

Use industry standard fitting method for keystones & shives, no need to use special expensive fittings or tooling

Same height & width as most metal casks

Slot our plastic casks seamlessly into existing metal cask population

No Denting/Volume Loss

No risk of dents reducing internal volume over time


Locator Boards - a system of plastic inter-layer boards for the pallet-less logistics of kegs

Locator Boards (LBs) from Brewery Plastics Ltd are durable plastic inter-layer boards which are designed to fit between the rows of brewery kegs, built into a stack. They have a low height profile, which works to lower the space requirements when stacking kegs. Positioning rings for each keg combine with raised retention segments to ensure kegs stay securely in place, whether the entire load is stationary or in motion; whether the kegs are filled to capacity and maximum weight, or empty.

Don't let this happen to your kegs - Invest in genuine Transit Layer Boards from Brewery Plastics, when storing and transporting your kegs.

Unique ring patterns are designed into LBs corresponding to common arrangements for each size of kegs. These rings patterns acts to specifically position each keg, allowing modified fork lift tines to fit the gaps between kegs, as well as around the outside of the kegs. The tines can then grip the bodies of the kegs, such that LBs combine with top mounted indexing clamps, to create a completely pallet-less system for lifting, stacking and transporting kegs. 

The strength of the plastic LBs from BPL is evidenced by the ability to stack full kegs up to 9 rows high, in a static load.     

To see our Locator Boards at work, inside a modern automated brewery setting, click the link below.

Transit Layer Boards (TLBs) - building on the benefits of space savings and stack stability, from plastic inter-layer boards for beer kegs

A development of the successful Locator Board product line, plastic Transit Layer Boards (TLBs) were created to bring the benefits of low profile inter-layer boards, to keg users who need to retain an unmodified fork lift truck, with standard lifting tines. TLBs sit between the layers of kegs in a stack and deliver the same value added properties of lower stack heights and stability of kegs within stacks, as do LBs. TLBs reduce the reliance on wooden pallets down to a single 4-way entry pallet at the base.

With dimensions matched to the foot print of commonly used pallets ( ie EURO pallets and GMA pallets ) TLBs have proven their value in various freight scenarios, including sea freight inside common shipping containers like 20 footer and 40 footer FCLs.

BPL has created TLB designs for most common keg types including

EURO kegs and US kegs with chimb OD of 395mm

DIN kegs with chimb OD of 363mm

Slim Keg 278 designs, including US 1/4 bbl

Slim Keg 235 designs, including US 1/6 bbl


Another benefit of plastic TLBs is their ability to nest when not in use, meaning a pile of nested TLB's takes up only a fraction of the height needed for an equivalent number of stacked empty pallets.


Don't let this happen to your kegs - Invest in genuine Transit Layer Boards from Brewery Plastics, when storing and transporting your kegs.

Technical Developments - designs and prototypes

We'd like to share an insight into the new designs and innovative developments of existing product ranges. Here you can see 3D printed scale models of soon-to-be commercialized products, as well as the full scale solid models.