The company decided to add a new packaging option—lightweight (32-g), break-resistant, round, recyclable,12-oz-volume PET jars—for its salad dressings, sandwich spreads, habanero sauces, mustards, and mayonnaise condiments. The jars are injection/stretch blow molded on single-stage equipment from Nissei.
The new PET bottles are supplied by Amcor Rigid Plastics. After the bottle design was approved, Amcor had the production tools completed in less than six weeks. The PET bottles contain up to 20% food-grade post-consumer recycled resin.
The products are filled at ambient temperatures. A rotary capper applies the polypropylene caps supplied by Rexam. Paper labels are supplied by Smyth and are applied using a Rotina labeler from Krones.
Best Maid’s vp of operations, Jeff Robinson, says, “We sought out Amcor as our packaging partner because we felt their expertise, professionalism, and proximity to our Fort Worth operation was a perfect fit for us. Consumers have been very receptive to this glass packaging alternative, and the lightness of container weight reduces transportation costs.”