New OmniPack PET Bottles from Amcor Come with Increased Capacity and Reduced Downtime

Press Release Summary:

  • Available in 8-, 10-, and 12-oz sizes with 38 mm. finish that accepts continuous-thread or beverage-style closures
  • Can add new size or switch quickly from one size to another without adjusting guiderails or other variables that involve time and labor
  • Meet ISTA6 requirements, eliminate damage and product loss, and minimize shipping costs

Original Press Release:

OmniPack™ Stock PET Bottles Meet Co-Packer Demands of Ecommerce-Ready Packaging

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 29, 2020 – Amcor has designed a family of stock polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that helps co-packers meet the demanding requirements for ecommerce-ready packaging. OmniPack™ PET bottles increase capacity and reduce downtime because they have the same diameter with the same finish – only the height changes to accommodate the varying fill volumes.

“Our customers want ecommerce-ready packaging,” said Greg Rosati, Vice President of Marketing for Amcor. “With OmniPack, Amcor is optimizing commercialization and helping companies take products from concept to cart, faster.” The entire ecommerce supply chain moves quickly, and brands and co-packers require packaging that keeps pace while also withstanding the rigors of this channel, according to Rosati.

Small- and medium-sized brands with niche products have found that ecommerce supports their growth. Among the latest trends in ecommerce are younger consumers exploring new brands and products. At the same time, the industry has seen a shift in how products are packaged. For example, it’s not uncommon now for salad dressing to be packaged in beverage bottles or olive oil in wine bottles.

Amcor believes co-packers are uniquely positioned to satisfy these needs for optimized ecommerce packaging because they provide flexibility, agility, and resourcefulness. Agile co-packers have increasingly played a key role in ecommerce because they fill products for multiple customers in multiple sizes and finishes. This means several changes to the fill line, resulting in reduced capacity and downtime that could instead be used filling product. OmniPack maximizes operations and provides flexibility for co-packers.

OmniPack is a range of PET containers in 8-, 10-, and 12-oz sizes with a 38mm finish that accepts continuous-thread or beverage-style closures. Because all the containers all have the same footprint, a co-packer can add a new size or switch quickly from one size to another without adjusting guiderails or other variables that involve time and labor. The only adjustment is fill height.

OmniPack containers greatly reduce or eliminate the need for secondary packaging and meet Amazon’s requirements for Prep-Free Packaging (PFP). They pass ISTA6 requirements, eliminate damage and product loss, and minimize shipping costs.

PET, which has rapidly become the world’s preferred packaging material, is lightweight, shatterproof, recloseable, resealable, reusable and infinitely recyclable*. In addition, PET bottles often have the lowest carbon footprint and their production results in up to 70% less greenhouse gas emissions than other packaging materials, according to Amcor’s Asset Lifecycle Analysis. 

*With existing technologies including chemical recycling

About Amcor
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using an increasing amount of recycled content. Around 50,000 Amcor people generate US$13 billion in sales from operations that span about 250 locations in 40-plus countries. 

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