Amcor launches lightweight salad dressing bottle
April 28, 2010
by Jeff Gelski
MACHESTER, MICH. — Amcor Rigid Plastics has developed a 16-oz PET salad dressing bottle, a stock oblong container that is 29.5 grams, or almost 20% lighter than the industry standard of 35.3 grams. The 16-oz curve has a 33-mm finish with an oblong design and rectangular footprint, which maximizes cube efficiency to make the most of storage capacity on the pallet, on the truck, in the warehouse and on the shelf.
Sustainability benefits include a reduced carbon footprint, the ability to recycle and reduced transportation costs.
“Our extensive finite element analysis (FEA) capabilities and light weighting experience allowed us to dramatically reduce weight without compromising too much on performance and ultimately deliver an attractive container that meets the sustainability demands of today’s packagers and brand owners,” said Laurie Goetz, technical manager for Amcor.