The event has become a meeting point for industry leaders. PET Technologies made a speech “Design: manufacturability and aesthetics”.
December 1 – 2, 2021 PET Technologies participated at the 5th edition of Blow Moulding 2021 conference (Brussels, Belgium). The event has become a meeting point for industry leaders. PET Technologies made a speech “Design: manufacturability and aesthetics”.
The goal of any design is to build a product that can be easily manufactured both from technical and economical point of view. According to General Motors executives, 70% of product cost is determined by design. According to Rolls-Royce, design determines 80% of production cost. It is about materials – types, technical characteristics, it is about components – to buy or to manufacture on your own.
We discussed how to merge technical and creative aspects to get an innovative PET stretch blow molder and a unique bottle design at reasonable cost. PET Technologies shared its experience in machine building and packaging development. Reduced energy consumption, lightweight bottles from 100% rPET, flexibility in terms of bottle formats were some of the objectives we followed during the development of APF-Max series of blow molders.
When talking about bottle design, the main objectives include its functionality, safety, sustainability and aesthetics. Packaging is often called “a silent salesman”.
Let’s have a look at these bottle for liquid soap! A company from Eastern Europe asked PET Technologies to develop a PET container with dispenser that highlights the product inside: its flavor. In close cooperation, a solution was found. We developed a series of technological 500 ml bottles that resemble fruits such as a pear, pomegranate, kiwi, and grapefruit.
The vivid self-adhesive label with the image of a juicy pear or sweet melon, bright orange and fiery pomegranate underline the natural perfection of the product, standing it out at the shelves of supermarkets. The colored caps with the dispenser contribute to the easy use of this container in everyday life. They will definitely appeal to even the most demanding consumer.
Sustainability is the key message of the conference Blow Moulding 2021. It is one of the main trends in PET bottle design:
Projects implemented by PET Technologies reflect these trends. From year to year, more customers switch to preforms from 100% rPET. All blow molding machines, both automatic and semiautomatic, easily process this type of material. Recent installations in the United States, Mexico, Europe are a proof!