Posts Tagged ‘glass manufacturing’

New Process Makes Small Runs of Glass Bottles Possible!

October 23, 2012

For many years we have gotten calls from businesses who want to use glass bottles but want to start with “just a few.” In our website FAQ we have this information: “Most glass factories sell directly only in very large quantities, usually 50,000 items or more.” Now variable weight feeders are making it possible for large glass container manufacturers to make as few as 10,000 bottles of one size while making quantities of another size as well.

We first heard about variable weight feeders when we went to the Verallia North America website while we were updating our information for the recently released 2012 Glass Factory Directory. We learned that Verallia is now offering to produce smaller quantities of glass bottles in several colors and sizes using their “Flex-Run” service. This certainly could make it possible for companies to start using glass bottles without the necessity to use their resources to keep a large stock of bottles in inventory.

VOA of France is using what they call “Flex Line” technology to make small runs of glass bottles.

It has always been said that consumers prefer glass to plastic containers (honey in glass). The possibility of producing “small runs” will improve the competitive situation for glass bottles and possibly increase the number of products available in glass!

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Let U.S. Factories Compete on a Level Playing Field!

November 16, 2010

Beri Fox of Marble King, the only U.S. marble manufacturer left standing, explains why U.S. glass manufacturers are at a disadvantage in competing with producers in other countries. See the clip here:
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/365265/november-10-2010/america-s-job-loss—beri-fox