Packaging Jars are injection molded.

Press Release Summary:

Available in 7 sizes and 2 diameters (71 and 87 mm), Expanded Jar series is produced via injection molding produces that results in tight-fitting closures, consistent wall thickness, optimal sheen, and sharp lines. PP jar walls are expanded outward so cap fits flush against jar. Along with customization options, jars are available with closures lined using any available lining material. Potential applications include powdered products, gels, and soup bases.

Original Press Release:

New Expanded Jar Product Line Broadens Rexam's Range of Stock Packaging Solutions

HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Oct. 5, 2006 -- Rexam, the global consumer packaging company and the world's leading beverage can maker, adds a new innovation to its product portfolio with the launch of its Expanded Jar Product Line. The Expanded Jar line offers the quality features of injection molding, at a price point lower than that of comparable blow-molded packages. The line - which has applications in personal care, pharmaceutical, food, pet care, and powdered supplements - makes use of a patented technology created by Rexam's Delta Division.

See these products at Booth #E-6005, PACK EXPO International, October 29-November 2, 2006.

Three basic cost parameters make the line attractive as compared with extrusion blow-molded or injection stretch blow-molded jars: 1. Injection molding makes use of a lower-cost material than do blow molding processes; 2. It requires less material; 3. This method of jar production is faster and more efficient than current blow molding, while yielding jars with a higher-quality look and feel.

"The injection molding process is much more precise than that of the blow molding technology that is currently available," says Kurt Nyberg, Director of Sales and Marketing for Rexam Delta. Injection molding, Nyberg says, produces tighter-fitting closures, consistent wall thickness, greater sheen, and sharper lines. The jar walls are expanded outward, so that the cap fits flush against the jar. When manufactured with clarified PP, the contact clarity rivals that of PET jars. "It's an exciting new innovation for us," Nyberg says.

The Expanded Jar line will be available in seven sizes. Two diameters (71mm and 87mm) will be offered. Customization opportunities exist for this new jar technology for mass market applications. Closures can be lined with any available lining material. Potential applications include hair care products, healthcare and skin care creams, skincare pads, powdered products (such as laxatives), gels, vitamins, wood putty and paint sampling, soup bases, and pet supplies.

Rexam is one of the world's top five consumer packaging groups and the world's leading beverage can maker. Its global operations focus on beverage packaging in metal, glass and plastic, as well as plastic packaging solutions for the personal care, beauty, pharmaceutical and food industries around the world. The Rexam Group employs some 23,000 people in more than 20 countries worldwide and has an ongoing turnover of approximately 3.1 billion GBP. Rexam is a member of the FTSE 100. Its ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing Authority and trade on the market for listed securities on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol REX. For further information, visit Rexam's website at


Kurt Nyberg
(501) 760-3000

Robert Schiavone
(412) 829-5073

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