The glass-like plastic jar from GCS
Global Closure Systems (GCS) has manufactured a new, bi-injected plastic jar, which it says is formulated to replace glass packaging, offering practical advantages both for the end user and the supply chain.
The shatterproof jars have been designed to improve consumer safety while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of a product and enable brand recognition.
The new design is also more efficient to produce, which supports GCS’ customer objectives to reduce overall carbon footprint.
To replicate the luxurious look and feel of the old glass containers, GCS says it leverages its expertise in bi-injection and cube technology to manufacture a double-walled jar composed of two layers – the inner part is opaque, the outer is translucent.
Both the PP and the PET jars are supplied by Bender, GCS’s production plant in Frankenthal/Pfalz, Germany, which has invested in separate and complex injection-moulding and packing lines that can produce the product at high volumes.
GCS’s says shorter cycle times are possible as individual steps in the manufacturing process, such as mould filling and the cooling phase, are carried out simultaneously thanks to the cube-technology.