Global closure systems introduces 'glass-like' plastic jar.
Global Closure Systems (GCS) now manufactures bi-injected plastic jars, which they say replace glass packs. According to the supplier, the shatterproof jars have been designed to improve consumer safety while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the product and brand recognition. GCS says substituting plastic for glass offers practical advantages both for the end user and the supply chain. The new design is also more efficient to produce, which supports GCS' customer objectives to reduce its overall carbon footprint.
To replicate the luxurious look and feel of glass containers, GCS uses 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-molding and packing lines that can produce the product at high volumes for cost-effectiveness.
Shorter cycle times are possible as individual steps in the manufacturing process, such as mold filling and the cooling phase, are carried out simultaneously thanks to the cube technology.
More info: www.gcs.com