Containers represent the epitome of constant change syndrome as evidenced in each material used. From an operations perspective, each container material can exemplify some of the important changes and impacts that have occurred.
The transition of containers and closures from a relatively standard size, type, material configuration scenario to the current broad spectrum highlights the practicality of standards from environmentally acceptable and economically feasible viewpoints.
In today’s fluid consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, where sustainability reigns supreme, many suppliers are taking a proactive approach to make the plastic, aluminum and glass materials the sustainable solution that beverage-makers seek.
How a beverage is packaged and deciding the type of packaging material — glass, aluminum or plastic — is a critical part of the equation for beverage-makers. Among the factors that should be considered is sustainability, smaller packaging sizes, and lightweighting.