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Products made of Glass Polymer are rugged and designed to withstand normal use. Mishaps won’t damage sinks or tiles, either. Consumers appreciate the toughness of the packaging combined with an attractive appearance, a comfortable weight, and ease of portability.
Glass Polymer bottles are designed to be tough. The material easily withstands drop tests of 1.5 metres which emulate falling from a counter-top in the typical household. Companies looking to launch a new brand can rest assured their delivery of standard Glass Polymer bottles will arrive intact.
Easy to carry
Combining low weight with incredible resilience, packaging made of Glass Polymer containers can hold products designed for on-the-go lifestyles.
A good weight in the hand is an indication of a solid product, and consumers can feel the comfortable weight of the material immediately. It is not too light which would make it feel cheap and flimsy. It is not too heavy which would obviate its use as a portable product.
For the whole family
Some materials that fracture easily can be challenging to use by younger or older family members. Even if dropped on bathroom or kitchen tiles, Glass Polymer packaging does not shatter. Young consumers can use products without parents fearing for their safety. Older consumers find it easy to hold and substantial.
Glass Polymer is an attractive and versatile material that can take packaging to another level of appearance. The material can combine unlimited colours and exceptional transparency, to take packaging into a higher market category.
Glass Polymer can be made in any colour at little cost. Colouring is done in mould during the extrusion process, adding no time to the manufacturing process. Apart from masterbatch colouring, secondary colouring can be applied in decoration with lacquering or leading to gradients and millions of colour combinations.
A key property of Glass Polymer is its luminescence. It genuinely resembles glass and refracts light in the same way, making it sparkle. Thick walls and bases don’t affect the brilliance of the material, it still remains completely transparent, allowing brands to showcase the attractive contents within.
Thick bases and walls
It is the slight imperfections of glass that make it attractive, and Glass Polymer emulates this perfectly. Glass Polymer offers a more natural and bespoke appearance, giving an impression of luxury and high value.
Impression of luxury
The brilliance of the material combines with natural flow lines and sharp edges. Angles can be as well-defined and distinct as required to enhance refraction and provide an appearance that is identical to glass, without any of the drawbacks of the latter.
Glass Polymer offers numerous economic benefits that can directly affect your business. By cutting down on tooling costs and with low MOQs, Glass Polymer is a versatile and effective material that can help you to optimize total costs of ownership while still offering your product in excellent packaging.
Low EBM tool costs
Compared to other materials that use more expensive manufacturing techniques or require special treatment, Glass Polymer can be created through inexpensive EBM (extrusion blow moulding). If a standard Glass Polymer range is used, there are no additional tooling costs.
Attractive standard range
Without having to create a custom solution, standard Glass Polymer packaging is perfectly suitable for products all on its own. By decorating our standard range, Glass Polymer packaging is ready to be used as quick turnkey solution that gets products looking their best in no time.
If a standard Glass Polymer range is selected, the MOQ (minimum order quantity) can be as low as 10,000 pieces in blowing and 5,000 pieces in decoration. This offers a lower level of risk to you when testing the market. You can launch a line with a low entry ticket, test the waters, and order more as required.
Glass Polymer packaging requires no special considerations, meaning you can reduce your time to market by using it immediately. Adjustments to configuration or decoration can be made nearly on the fly, making production even quicker. You can try other dispensers as all bottle neck sizes fit international standards or play with overcaps in different colours or surfaces.
Being a genuine polymer, Glass Polymer is eminently recyclable as well as requiring less energy during the production phase. The material offers a number of benefits that help keep emission and energy consumption numbers down.
Part of PET recycling
PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is probably the most recycled plastic on the planet. It falls under category 1 of plastic recycling. Glass Polymer falls in the exact same group, meaning it can be recycled in the same fashion that PET is.
Low energy manufacturing
The highest temperature that is required when manufacturing Glass Polymer packaging is about 240º Celsius. The average manufacturing temperature for glass is between 1,400º and 1,600º. This amounts to less energy used during production leading to less CO2 emissions.
Glass Polymer does not require any special lacquers, harsh colourants, or chemical adherents in order to decorate packaging surfaces. Hence, all the lacquers we use on our Glass Polymer decoration lines are water-based and do not impact negatively on the environment.
Lower energy transport
By using a lighter material, each palette shipped is lower in weight. This amounts to less energy required to ship Glass Polymer packaging, leading to less CO2 emissions derived from transport.
Glass Polymer offers key advantages throughout the supply chain to ensure smooth operations and customer fulfilment. The physical properties of the material make it easier to operate and maintain lines as well as ship at lower breakage rates.
Easy line feeding
The surface of Glass Polymer packaging is regular and smooth, with even weight distribution. Additives to the resin composition can also make the material offer less friction. On lines, this amounts to easier feeding and a lack of snags so that lines run smoothly with fewer bottlenecks and lower rates of error.
Low breakage rates
Since Glass Polymer is virtually indestructible under normal usage conditions, there are less broken items on lines. This leads to fewer line stoppages and fewer packaging pieces that have to go into the bin.
Smooth line filling
Glass Polymer bottles can be loaded into bulk feeding devices at the start of the filling line.
B2C fit solution
Many companies ship directly to consumers via mail order or online purchase. By packaging products in Glass Polymer, the end consumer receives a package that is virtually guaranteed to arrive without breakage. Since the material is lighter, it also costs less to ship, making it the perfect material for Internet order fulfilment.