The PET squeezy jars for honey from Esterform offer convenience at the table, coupled with ease of handling throughout the supply chain.
Moreover, because Esterform Packaging are producing their range of PET honey jars via the 2 stage, rather than the single stage route, options for JIT supply are much greater. PET preforms for the jars can be produced in advance, and higher speed reheat blow moulding machines respond swiftly to customer requirements. Typically a relatively small 2 stage blower can produce 120K bottles a day, in comparison with 12K per day from a single stage machine. This is far better matched to the needs of the modern supply chain.
A further advantage is that the honey jars have a 38mm SP400 neck – for which closures are available from a number of suppliers.
The same advantages hold good for the other new PET jars being launched by Esterform. For example, their PET spice jar is approximately 85% lighter than the equivalent glass spice jar, offering economies in transport and reduced breakages.
The demands of the modern supply chain are encouraging retailers to move away from traditional glass packaging because of the hazard of breakages, the need to reduce their carbon footprint, and the significant weight saving from the utilisation of PET.