Global Closure Systems produces ‘glass-like’ plastic jar

Global Closure Systems (GCS) has manufactured a new bi-injected plastic jar packaging to compete with glass packs.

The shatterproof jar has been designed to improve consumer safety while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the product and brand recognition.

To replicate the luxurious look and feel of the old glass containers, GCS used bi-injection and cube technology to manufacture a double-walled jar composed of two layers – the inner part is

opaque, the outer is translucent.

Both the PP and the PET jars are supplied by Bender, GCS’s production plant in Frankenthal/Pfalz,

Germany, which has invested in separate and complex injection-moulding and packing lines that can

produce the product at high volumes and therefore more cost-effectively.

Shorter cycle times are possible as individual steps in the manufacturing process, such as mold filling and the cooling phase, are carried out simultaneously thanks to the cube-technology.