Case study: PET bottle ramps up filling speed for dressings
December 21, 2011
The filling line for Savory Collection Dressings and Marinades runs to a faster beat thanks to new banjo bottles sourced by TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com)
Private Label Foods, Inc. had been using a salad dressing bottle with poor weight distribution, a characteristic of old-technology manufacturing that resulted in crushed bottles and paneled shoulders. The consequence was a 25% filling line deficiency.
For the Rochester, NY, company, TricorBraun sourced a more robust container with even wall distribution produced on state-of-the-art equipment. The new 16-ounce, clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) banjo bottle increased line efficiency and enhanced the company’s profit margin.
Once the bottle had been sourced, TricorBraun supplied a polypropylene, continuous-thread, 38-490 closure that was both two grams lighter and less costly than the previous one. Embellishments include a paper label with a shrink neckband.