CINCINNATI - Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry is proud to announce Milacron’s Uniloy® brand and Consolidated Container Company (CCC) have partnered in the development of their new Dura-Lite™ family of containers. Responding to customer demand for a new generation of stronger and lighter-weight dairy/water gallon and half-gallon square bottles, CCC and Milacron partnered to develop a solution that meets multiple market needs-ranging from lower bottle weight and improved strength to supply chain compatibility and consumer appeal.
Milacron’s Uniloy® brand has been an industry leader in building machinery and molds for blow molding for well over 50 years and a pioneer in the dairy container industry. That pioneering spirit combined with Milacron’s technology-driven focus and history of collaboration with CCC led to the development of the groundbreaking Dura-Lite™ design.
Milacron worked with CCC to develop a light-weight design that has market appeal, structural integrity, performance, and compatibility with the fill-lines of CCC’s customers. The development process involved multiple rounds of fill-line and consumer testing to arrive at a design that will run well in most standard dairy/water supply chains and perform well with consumers.
The resulting Dura-Lite™ containers feature radiuses, ribs, and angles that work together in order to achieve the option of gram weight reduction without sacrificing bottle performance or aesthetic appeal. The symmetric ribs not only enhance the look of the bottle but also provide strength in critical areas.
David Skala, Vice President, General Manager, Global Blow Molding, Uniloy, said, “The success of the Dura-Lite™ container is a direct result of Milacron and CCC’s mutual respect for each other’s talents and experience.” Alex Bernhardt, Senior Vice President for Strategy Commercial Excellence at CCC, stated, “Our customers are excited about the total solution we’re creating for them-combining the innovative Dura-Lite™ product design with the technical support capabilities of both CCC and Milacron, backed up by CCC’s extensive network of plants.”
The light-weight potential of Dura-Lite™ also underscores CCC’s commitment to environmental sustainability by reducing the amount of plastic needed for these containers. Sean Fallmann, President and Chief Executive Officer of CCC, said, “I love the sustainability benefits of the Dura-Lite™ containers-just another one of the many solutions we offer to help our customers reduce their environmental footprint while providing the high level of quality that they have come to expect from CCC.”
Dura-Lite™ containers will begin hitting retail shelves in early 2016, and will be available in gallon, half-gallon, and other sizes and will be compatible with multiple neck finishes. Due to the nature of the exclusivity agreement between CCC and Milacron, Dura-Lite™ containers are available only through CCC.
About Consolidated Container Company
CCC is a leading developer and manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging solutions in North America. CCC specializes in customized mid- and short-run packaging solutions, serving a diverse customer base in the dairy, household chemicals, food, industrial/specialty chemicals, water, and beverage/juice markets. With 54 rigid packaging manufacturing plants, 3 recycled resin manufacturing facilities, and 2,400 employees, CCC has an integrated, nationwide service network to deliver reliable and cost effective packaging and recycled resin solutions to meet the needs of a wide range of customers and markets. From its state-of-the art Engineering and Development Center, to the recycling technologies of Envision Plastics, to its experienced manufacturing teams across its network, CCC delivers high performance solutions to meet even the most challenging applications. Visit CCC at www.cccllc.com.
Milacron is a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the plastic technology and processing industry. Milacron is the only global company with a full-line product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment plus a wide market range of advanced fluid technologies. Visit Milacron at www.milacron.com
Michael Ellis, 905-877-0185 ext. 354