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Preform optimization and lightweighting help achieve packaging objectives
When brand owners are trying to reduce packaging costs they frequently look to light weighting. In the case of PET bottles, that can only be achieved by taking weight out of the preform. However, in addition to light weighting, optimization also needs to be taken into account.
Light weighting means reducing the gram weight of the preform. This can mean modifying a finish, changing a base, taking material out of the side wall or a combination of things.
Optimization means that you are designing the preform for the highest level of performance and output.
To save money, brand owners frequently select stock preforms to create their final package. However, even though designing a preform from scratch is more expensive, it frequently offers a better optimization or performance return.
With its extensive three decades of preform-to-bottle experience, Plastic Technologies can help you navigate options with the highest level of expertise. We will help you find the right solution to meet your economic and commercial objectives.