Pretium’s objective was to engineer an alternative to glass so brand owners could capitalize on the positive attributes of PET, but could also keep the desired glass attributes.
Using a 40-gram preform, which is approximately 50 percent heavier than those typically used for 12-ounce pet sauce bottles, the container provides a comparable shelf impression to glass.
An ideal alternative to glass bottles
Pretium’s glass alternative bottle was recently included in a clemson university glass and plastic packaging comparison shopper attention study.
The study revealed that the majority of participants did not notice a difference between the glass or plastic bottles. The study noted pretium’s 12-ounce pet bottle as being a viable replacement for glass.
Pretium’s alternative to glass makes sense because it is shatter-resistant, light-weight, affordable and easy-to-handle. The 12-ounce pet sauce is an excellent packaging solution to market sauces, marinades, dressings, condiments, etc. for brands previously unwilling to convert to PET.