Trends in reducing the weight of plastic packaging
19.12.2022

Recently, many manufacturers of soda, vegetable oil, beer, spirits, juices and dairy products have all more often use plastic containers for bottling and selling their products. PET packaging, due to its low cost, has become one of the most popular and sought-after types of packaging for packaging food and non-food products. Now there is a tendency to reduce the weight of PET containers. Many domestic and foreign companies are already using this technique to reduce their business costs.

Why is it necessary to reduce the weight of the package and is it worth it

Not all manufacturers agree that in order to reduce costs, it is necessary to reduce the weight of product packaging. According to some of them, such a technique can scare off a consumer who is already accustomed to the standard look of products. But other entrepreneurs have already calculated the benefits of implementing this method and found a lot of advantages for themselves. The benefits are as follows:

  • ✅ Reducing the cost of goods. Reducing the weight of the package is reflected not only in reducing its cost, but also in reducing the price of the final product for the consumer. Due to this, the demand for it may increase.

  • ✅ Reducing the weight of the product. This facilitates loading and unloading and transportation of products.

  • ✅ Reducing production costs. This is one of the main arguments in favor of using this method.

  • ✅ Reducing the negative impact on the environment. The less plastic in the packaging, the easier it is to recycle and the less damage it will cause to the environment.

Thus, it turns out that reducing the weight of plastic containers does not affect its quality in any way, but it requires less spending on production.

Which companies have reduced their costs

Many buyers have already noticed that products in PET bottles with thin walls are increasingly appearing on store shelves. Among the companies that have succumbed to the trend are the following:

  • ✅ San Pellegrino. Launched a range of products in lightweight bottles, saving around £850,000 a year. 

  • ✅ Coca-Cola. Saved 650 tons of material per year for the production of lightweight plastic bottles, which reduced logistics costs.

  • ✅ Nokia. Reduced the weight of mobile phone boxes by 54%, which affected the cost of gadgets. 

  • ✅ Many domestic producers of drinking and soda water, beer and dairy products.

The leaders of these companies in the conditions of the economic crisis are thus trying to reduce production costs, but at the same time not to lose their customers. Domestic and foreign manufacturers order special preforms for the manufacture of such PET containers.

Where to buy preforms and ready-made PET containers

Enterprise "Preform Plant" sells plastic containers of various sizes and accessories for it: plastic lids and handles. The company is also engaged in the production and sale of preforms for the manufacture of plastic bottles. Many parameters, such as volume, wall and bottom thickness, are set at the stage of manufacturing a workpiece for it. Therefore, manufacturing companies have the opportunity to significantly save on product packaging by ordering lightweight preforms at the factory. All parameters are negotiated at the stage of placing an order.