Last year's winner was APPE's hot fill jars
The competition for The Worshipful Company of Horners’ Bottlemakers Award, run in conjunction with the British Plastics Federation (BPF), is now open for entries.
Entries for the award must be a plastic bottle, jar or hollow container, made by any process including extrusion blow, injection blow or injection stretch blow moulding, as well as injection moulding or vacuum forming. The 2014 competition is also accepting entries manufactured via rotational moulding for the first time.
“The Bottlemakers Award is a prestigious accolade with a number of valuable commercial benefits attached. Last year we again saw a record number of entrants all demonstrating high levels of execution and exemplary creativity in design,” said Keith Pinker, the Master of the Horners Company.
The winner of the Horners Bottlemakers Award 2013 was APPE’s ThermaLite Hot-fill, Pasteuriseable PET Jar, which uses a revolutionary double-blow manufacturing process, as well as specialist PET resin, for jars that are fully transparent, high-gloss and shatterproof. The jars are 85 percent lighter and have a smaller footprint than glass equivalents and require 15 percent less food-processing energy.
The winner of the 2014 competition will be presented with their award during the annual banquet of the Worshipful Company of Horners on 2nd October 2014.
Application forms for the Bottlemakers Award are available to download from www.hornersaward.co.uk and entries for the award must be received by the deadline of 25th July 2014.