Amcor’s PET bottles for eCommerce-ready packaging needs

Reducing the need for secondary packaging

The bottles come in various sizes

Packaging solutions provider Amcor has designed a family of stock polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that help co-packers meet requirements for eCommerce-ready packaging. According to Amcor, 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, the company said. 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.

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, it said. This means several changes to the fill line, resulting in reduced capacity and downtime that could instead be used the 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 guide rails or other variables that involve time and labor. The only adjustment is to fill height.

According to Amcor, OmniPack containers greatly reduce or eliminate the need for secondary packaging and meet Amazon’s requirements for prep-free packaging. They pass ISTA6 requirements, eliminate damage and product loss, and minimize shipping costs.

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