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Consolidated Container plans to ship 200 million Dura-Lite bottles in 2017

Rigid plastic packaging manufacturer Consolidated Container Company (CCC) is planning to ship 200 million eco-friendly Dura-Lite bottles by the end of this year.

Co-developed by CCC and Milacron’s Uniloy, the bottles are provided in different sizes, including gallon, half-gallon and quart.

Dura-Lite bottles, which are developed to use between 10% and 25% less plastic compared against traditional designs, are compatible with multiple neck finishes.

The bottles feature footprints, which are suitable to be used with existing dairy, water and beverage fill lines and downstream supply chains with minimum upgrades or capital investment.

According to CCC, the company has transported around 30 million Dura-Lite bottles to customers across the US, comprising of national beverage manufacturers.

In 2016, the company installed Dura-Lite molds throughout its national network of manufacturing facilities to meet demand from the customers.

CCC strategy and commercial excellence senior vice president Alex Bernhardt said: “Our investments in compelling, value-based solutions such as Dura-Lite have started to make waves across the industry and help solidify CCC’s position as a packaging solutions provider of choice for our customers.”

Uniloy molds and tooling global product manager Robert Spagnoli said: “The success of the Dura-Lite container is a direct result of Milacron and CCC’s combined hard work and mutual respect for each other’s talents and experience.”

Recently, Loews agreed to acquire CCC from Bain Capital Private Equity for about $1.2bn.

Based in Atlanta of Georgia, CCC offers packaging solutions to stable end markets such as beverage, food and household chemicals.