Nampak presents “lightest wine bottle” in South Africa

Date: 27 July 2011
Nampak has unveiled what it claims is the lightest wine bottle in South Africa, weighing 340g.The group’s Wiegand Glass division said that the 750ml bottle has reached “a higher level in the lightweighting of packaging”.

Previoulsy standard weight was 450g and the 340g bottle was manufactured through a narrow neck press and blow process.

According to Nampak, this enabled the glass to be distributed more evenly during the manufacturing process. It added that annual volumes for the general trade for the first year are “modestly estimated” at 2m units for the 340g version, saving 60tons of raw material.

The first brand to use the new bottle is Douglas Green Bellingham’s (DGB) high volume Culemborg range.

“To illustrate its significance, consider that this brand was previously offered in the standard 450g bottle,” said DGB general manager of operations Pieter Marais. “The lightweighting therefore represents a 24% weight reduction in glass and the reduction in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions on the brand alone is estimated to be over 100tons a year.”

600450 Nampak presents “lightest wine bottle” in South Africa
Date: 27 July 2011

See more news about:

Others also read

Proprietary laminate windows collect, store energy; convert it to electricityRIVIERA BEACH, FL – An innovative new patented technology transforms office building windows into "solar farms" and allows these structures to reuse collected energy and become self-sufficient in the event of a power outage.
DALLAS, Texas, December 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --ReportsnReports adds new market research report 'Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power - Global Market Size, Installation Prices, Module Market Shares, Market Segmentation, Regulations and Key Country Analysis to 2020' to its store.
The University of Minnesota's historic Folwell Hall completed three years of extensive renovation, just time for the 2011 academic year.
The renewal process for AAMA Corporate Members is now open. AAMA Corporate Membership is available to businesses involved in the manufacture, sale or service of fenestration products and is renewed on an annual basis.
Today designers and architects are looking to the hotel bathroom as the new frontier of the guestroom, turning what has long been a mostly functional space into a haven and means of escape.
Glassman as one of the largest glass processing machine manufactures in the world presented ZAK Glass Technology Exhibition during 8-11 December 2011, in Mumbai, India.

Add new comment