HOW IT COMPARES WITH TRADITIONAL PACKAGING

ACTUAL ALTERNATIVE ON THE MARKET AND RELATIVE ADVANTAGE /DISADVANTAGE
Advantages:
  • Great clarity
  • Great heat resistance
  • Great vaccum resistance

Disadvantages:

  • Heavy weight
  • Fragile
  • High risk of micro splinters
  • Low resistance to “termic jumps”
  • Glass suppliers price policy not always very “transparent”
  • High logistic costs
  • Low possibility to play with various shapes and colors

Advantages:
  • Low weight
  • Unbreakable Sufficent oxygen barrier
  • Great Opportunity for graphic decorations
  • Well known technology

Disadvantages:

  • Few shapes
  • Low commercial appeal (low ability to personalize)
  • Not an ergonomic packaging
  • Not a clear packaging
  • Low recyclability (layers are made with different materials)

Advantages:
  • Good heat resistance
  • Unbreakable
  • Allows to have both jar/bottle and cap in plastic (mono-packaging)
  • Low weight
  • Allows to play with shapes and decorations

Disadvantages:

  • Low clarity
  • Low recyclability due to the different layers in the Coex (for example Polypropylene with EVOH or NYLON)
  • The cost is normally higher than glass

Advantages:
  • Sufficient clarity
  • Good oxygen barrier
  • Allows to play with shapes and colors
  • Unbreakable
  • Allows to have both jar/bottle and cap in plastic (mono-packaging)
  • Low weight
  • Possibility of “in-house” production with the relative logistic cost savings (less used storage space of the incoming preform compared with the other empty packaging) and better hot filling performance.

Disadvantages:

  • Low heat resistance
  • High cost (normally higher than glass)
  • Problems during an industrial production with the costant distribution of
    the oxigen barrier along the jar/bottle profile (since it is a stretched multi-layer, the thickness of the nylon layer can not be constant along the shape of the bottle/jar and this could bring an unexpected oxigen input with a reflection on the products shelf life)
  • Low clarity
  • High cost of production machines
  • Low recyclability due to the different layer in the Coex (for example Polypropylene with EVOH or NYLON)

Advantages:
  • Good clarity
  • Great oxygen barrier
  • Monolayer product (good recyclability)
  • Low cost
  • Allows to play with shapes and colors
  • Unbreakable
  • Possibility to have both jar/bottle and cap in plastic (mono-packaging)
  • Low weight
  • Possibility of “in-house” production with the relative logistic cost savings (less used storage space of the incoming preform compared with the other empty packaging) and better hot filling performance.
  • Possibility to create Marketing campaing based on the good environmental friendly” aspect of this packaging compared with the others (good LCA, good “carbon foodprint”..etc..etc)

Disadvantages:

  • Low heat resistance
  • Possible shelf life problems with the products that want more than 24
    months (to be verified with the product contained)