R&D/Leverage and Eastman create a stackable Glass Polymer bottle

R&D/Leverage and Eastman have created a stackable bottle in R&D/Leverage’s Product Solutions Laboratory. The bottle, created specifically for the Drinktec trade show in Munich, Germany, was produced on one of R&D/Leverage’s Nissei ASB 70DPH injection stretch blowmolding machines using their single-cavity research and development tool.

Eastman’s Glass Polymer materials provide the look and feel of glass with the mechanical properties of plastics, and can be molded up to 32-mm thick, according to Eastman’s information.

The Glass Polymer bottle demonstrates what can be achieved with Eastman’s recently launched glass-like polymers (www.eastman.com). While the development of the Glass Polymer was aimed specifically at the cosmetics industry, the new stackable bottles show the possibilities of applications in the drinks industry. It also shows the capabilities of R&D/Leverage to design and mold a wide variety of innovative packaging products for brand owners worldwide.