Most often, beverages or other liquid projects will be packaged in plastic containers. However, while plastic is more lightweight and affordable, it is not the only good option for bottle packaging. Glass bottles actually provide many benefits to both the company and the consumer. Glass is better for the environment and for maintaining the integrity of the product. If you are looking for a more beneficial container, consider the following reasons to switch to glass bottle packaging.
The Durable Composition of Glass Bottles
Glass containers are often made by combining various oxides or oxygen-based compounds. Combining raw materials, like sand, soda ash, limestone, and cullet, creates glass containers that are durable, impermeable, easily shaped, and inexpensive.
The impermeable quality of glass makes it an extra-safe form of protective packaging, especially for food or beverages. Glass bottle packaging acts as a barrier against external environments, and the glass never alters the taste, odor, or composition of the products it holds. This protective quality means that glass can provide long-term conservation of the original qualities of liquid products.
Glass bottle packaging has been growing in popularity as its environmentally-friendly qualities become more appreciated. Glass bottles are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without losing purity. Additionally, a glass container can go from a recycling bin to a store shelf in as little as 30 days. Recycling glass bottles saves both energy and raw materials. The recycled glass that isn’t used for new bottles can be repurposed for countertops, flooring, pavement, and more.
Certified Safe Glass Bottle Packaging
Glass is made from all-natural materials. Other packaging materials may have adverse effects on both the health of humans and the environment. Glass is the only packaging material recognized by the USDA as GRAS: “Generally Recognized as Safe.” There are no chemicals added in production, so glass bottles can contain food and beverages without changing the product’s qualities.
The appearance of glass bottle packaging on the shelf can have an impact on the consumer. The clarity, shape, and texture of glass cannot be matched by plastics or cardboard containers. Additionally, the transparency of glass gives the packaging the ability to showcase the product.
When you opt to use glass bottle packaging, you benefit from increased product appearance, guaranteed product safety, and a sustainable packaging choice. These features are attractive to modern consumers, who may very well be more interested in your product when it comes with these advantages.
Liquid Filling Experts
For over 70 years, FILAMATIC has provided a wide range of liquid filling machines to the packaging market. We create flexible, customized solutions for every stage of your business growth. Whether you require a single machine, a complete turnkey solution, or a fully-automated, integrated Monobloc system, we have the liquid filling experience that will exceed your expectations.
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