Dura-Lite® Family Of Bottles – Dairy Packaging Case Study

The Challenge

Customers became so accustomed to the dairy square, a versatile bottle used for both dairy and water packaging, because it hadn’t changed much in the past 20 years. Altium Packaging’s innovative designers at Studio PKGTM took it upon themselves to challenge the status quo by redesigning plastic bottles for milk packaging.

The Solution

Our team partnered with Milacron® Uniloy® to create Dura-Lite®, a patented design created with lightweighting, performance, and fill line/supply chain compatibility at the forefront of our designers’ minds. The innovation team at Altium Packaging’s Studio PKGTM even had the foresight to make the lightweighting technology applicable in different packaging configurations and sizes to meet the needs of various industries, as well as those packaging dairy.

The Results

Measuring at the same height and base footprint as standard designs, Dura-Lite® containers run on standard fill line equipment with minimal modifications despite a 15% to 20% reduction in weight. With this lower resin weight, Altium, a leader among dairy packaging companies, is able to cut customers’ costs and reduce their environmental impact while maintaining or improving strength and performance. Not only does the Dura-Lite® design mesh well with existing fill line equipment, but it also still meets the physical demands of the customer’s supply chain as well as expectations consumers hold for functionality and aesthetics.

Even though this collaboration focused on the dairy business initially, Dura-Lite® now also serves the water, food, beverage, health and beauty, household chemical, specialty chemical, and automotive industries. Learn more about our Dura-Lite® technology by clicking here.

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