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Process Innovation

A wide range of value enhancement services affords the opportunity for additional decorative enhancements and creativity, enabling us to execute design innovations that are relevant, marketable and functional, thereby enhancing our customers' product features and benefits while supporting their brand's positioning.

Some of these offerings include but are not limited to, married runs, push-ups, long necks, embossing (internal and external) debossing, lightweighting, black glass and Vortex TM.

De-bossing

DEBOSSING

Push-Ups

HIGH PUSH-UP

 
Internal embossing

INTERNAL EMBOSSING

Internal embossing

INTERNAL EMBOSSING

Black Glass

BLACK GLASS

 
Long Neck

LONG NECK

vortex

VORTEX

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Married Runs

Simply put this service allows 2 different products or packaging shapes to be run together and produced simultaneously, for example combing a food jar with a bottle run.

This unique offering is a first in South Africa, affording the customer flexibility as well as cost and production efficiencies. Smaller production runs are able to be accommodated; making the service ideally suited to promotional runs.

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Embossing

A distinctive and elegant enhancement, bottle embossing (raised) and debossing (in relief) deliver a flexible approach to bottle design. Embossing and debossing may be applied to any surface of the bottle, including the neck, shoulder, label panel and base.

De-bossing entails the design being heat pressed into the surface of the bottle, creating a depressed (or indented) image, and makes a powerful packaging statement. It has been found to be most effective when applied on base plates.

De-bossingInternal embossing

Internal embossing is a unique, aesthetically appealing and sensory packaging innovation for the wine and beverage market. It affords a unique opportunity for product as well as brand differentiation, and an elegant packaging statement.

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The visual impression of all embossing techniques helps to generate consumer interaction with the package.

Push-Ups

A common base feature of bottles is the indentation of the base upwards, towards the top of the bottle. Base indentation is most common and pronounced on wine, champagne and some spirits and liquor bottles but can be found to some degree in most classes or types of bottles since bottle bases are seldom entirely flat.

When the base indentation is shallow it is often described as "indented" or "domed. When deep and distinct, the base indentations are referred to as a "push up" or "kick up". A maximum of 49 mm can be accommodated, creating a unique "look and feel" to a bottle.

Push -Ups

Long Neck

LONG NECK

Square Shoulders

SQUARE SHOULDERS

Thick Base

THICK BASE

Black Glass

A first for South Africa, this is a specialised technical process, that offer a premium appeal for a product. This can be achieved utilising a copper and secondary annealing process for smaller runs or a furnace colour change for higher runs.

This elegant enhancement creates interest, intrigue and an upmarket positioning for your product.

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Fore hearth Colouring

The concept of changing the glass colour in a fore hearth is not a new one; however the technology has not found widespread use due to the technical expertise and skill involved to manage quality control. Fore hearth colouring entails colouring flint glass, using a colorant (known as frit), as opposed to producing coloured glass in a furnace.

Consol has mastered this technique and is able to offer this service to local industry, with confidence and the required expertise. Particularly popular in wine bottle product, the range of colours currently available includes cobalt blue, light blue, dead leaf green, Georgian green, emerald green, autumn green and tawny, which is a smoky pink colour, traditionally associated with glass tableware, and now used by winemakers to market premium white wines.

Fore hearth colouring is available in a wide colour range, for short production runs, and is also suited to product differentiation in the mineral water market, with significant aesthetic benefits. A newly introduced UV protection provides a slightly green glass appearance.

Fore hearth Colouring Fore hearth Colouring

Lightweighting

An important innovation to help reduce manufacturing costs in the wine, beverage and food industries. Today's glass containers are more than 40% lighter than they were 20 years ago, and an increasing "green consciousness" makes this a relevant and popular process innovation.

Lightweighting


VERSAFLOW™ and VERSAFLIP™

Versaflow™ 63 mm
VERSAFLOW™ 63 mm
Easy to pour
Controlled flow
No mess
Versaflow™ 38 mm
VERSAFLOW™ 38 mm
Functional
Premium
Table-worthy
Versaflip
VERSAFLIP™
Just "tip and dip”
Enhancing social experience
Table-ready
Functionality through geometry

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