Bottled and Jarred Packaged Goods: Pros and Cons 2022

As people can envision, the packing industry has become very fierce. As a matter of fact, one of the leading suppliers in the United States, Owens-Illinois, uses over 60 million tons of glass each year for bottles and jars. This might lead you to believe that there is a lot of custom packaging going on.

However, it’s important to note that the vast majority of these bottles and jars are stock packaging. The good news is that glass bottles are becoming more popular in the beverage industry and this article shows the bottled and jarred packaged goods types, pros, and cons in detail. 

Glass is a great option for many reasons including being environmentally friendly, being recyclable, being reusable, and being able to create a better-tasting product.

Custom packaging can be costly, but buying stock packaging is nice because it is cheaper and can include branding. This type of packaging typically includes boxes, bubble wrap, peanuts, stickers, and more.

Different Styles Of Glass Bottles And Jars

The shape of a container can have a big effect on its function. For instance, many containers are designed to hold substances that need to be dispensed with a spoon or ladle. Bottles are designed to dispense liquids with ease, whereas jars are typically used for substances with thicker textures. 

According to global studies, the amount of plastic that enters the ocean each year may triple by 2040. This must come to an end!

Glass is now challenging plastic as the packaging choice. This is because of the consumers’ negative perception of plastic. About 60% of consumers prefer glass jar packaging. Also, health concerns have become more prominent in consumer decision-making.

These concerns have also increased the demand for glass packaging. Glass jars are a common container for many types of food and beverages. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, can be sealed airtight, and are used to store items such as jams, honey, sauces, pickles, and more.

Some commonly used glass design packagings

1. Paragon Jars

The Paragon Jars are containers used to store water. They are made from food-grade materials and can be used as drinking jars or for storing water.

For those who live in countries where access to clean drinking water is an issue, this is an extremely beneficial invention.

Paragon Jars’ products are sold through retail stores as well as online retailers such as Amazon or eBay.

2. French Square Jars

French Square (or Victorian) Jars are popular in the United States for holding coffee, tea, sugar, & other dry goods. They typically have a Western-European style with a rounded base and straight sides. Mason jars are a classic. They’ve often seen housing bath crystals, herbs, and other cosmetic or food items. The jar suggests elegance and has four distinct sides perfect for multiple labeling possibilities.

3. Standard Spice Jars

The Standard Spice Jar is a little larger than the average spice jar. It’s made of glass, and it has a clear lid that screws on tightly to keep the spices fresh.

The jar contains an ingenious measuring device that hangs on top of the lid, so you can see how much is left in the jar. These are both classic jars that are used for food storage in the modern world. They come in either round or square shapes, but both are very similar.

4. Hexagon Jars

Hex Jars are a new trend in food storage. They make for an attractive addition to any table setting and can be reused up to 10 times. They also come with a bonus BPA-free ice pack you can use to cool your food or drinks on the go. These jars are handcrafted and blown like fine glass. They can be used for many different things such as storage, food prep, or decor. 

5. Glass Bottles

Glass Bottles are made using sand and melted glass. The glass is heated until it melts, and then the molten liquid is formed into the desired shape. Molten glass may be blown or poured into a mold. 

Benefits of Bottles and Jar Packagings

  • Reusable 

Many plastic packaging degrades very fast after using the product. This is why incorporating reusable glass packaging into your company model should be a priority. About 80% of the collected glass jars are recycled into new glass items. This, together with the FDA GRAS rating, makes a glass jar the main attraction for the packaging industry’s future. Using glass jars packaging is a wise choice.

This is because they are reusable with simple cleaning procedures. Many businesses have already switched to more sustainable, reusable packaging. They include skincare, breweries, cosmetics, and others. Bulk and zero-waste retailers are now selling branded jars to customers who choose not to use plastic bags. Glass bottles and jars create a new revenue source in this scenario. Also, since the glass jars are labeled, you remain top-of-mind.

  • Sturdy Storage

The first is simple – glass jars are much stronger than you think. Glass jars aren’t the same type of glass as an average drinking cup. The jars are usually tempered and strengthened to ensure that they don’t shatter on a tap. That isn’t to say that you should go dropping them for fun, of course.

But metal cans can dent heavily and break under strain. While glass isn’t unbreakable, it’s a strong device to use for storage that can keep your goods safe.

  • Health Benefits

Glass packaging is a sanitary material. It preserves the characteristics of purity, flavor, and quality of everything contained in it. This is due to its nonporous and impermeable nature. Glass jars allow heating and cooling of drinks and food without contamination risk. the Glass jar does not melt and releases particles that can mix with the product it holds when heated. It doesn’t melt when heated in the microwave, oven, or stove, as plastic containers do.

This is because it is a more heat-resistant material. The nature of glass jars prevents harmful chemicals from contaminating meals and liquids. Glasses have an almost negligible chemical interaction rate. Thus, when customers pick foods or beverages packaged in glass jars, they avoid dangers while reaping benefits.”

  • Sterile and Clean

Sometimes, cleaning out containers is an absolute chore. We’ve all had the situation where we used plastic to store something and had the container stain irreversibly. It also can sometimes prove difficult to properly sterilize containers before storing goods. Glass jar packages are much easier to clean and sterilize. Glass naturally doesn’t let things stick to it as much as other materials like metal will.

They are easily submerged in soapy water to soak and clean. Additionally, you can sterilize glass jars easier than others. A pot of boiling water can hold your glass jars and sterilize them completely by boiling. This makes it much easier to ensure that you’re storing or shipping your goods in a fully sterilized environment.

  • Flavour doesn’t leech

Another problem that you’ll have with some materials is the flavor leeching into your goods. This is especially the issue with storing food goods – you likely don’t care much about the flavor of a candle, after all. But when storing or shipping food goods, you want the flavor intact as much as possible.

Using materials like metal to store your container can cause flavors to leech into your product. Long-term storage can especially cause a metallic flavor to seep into food. Some types of cans and packaging do this more severely than others. Glass doesn’t have this issue and can store items indefinitely without letting the flavor leech. So long as the product inside of the glass jar lasts, the glass won’t alter the flavor at all. The only thing you need to worry about is storing the glass jars in a proper location.

This also isn’t only for literal flavor. Having the material you’ve stored lotions, creams, or medicines in corrode into your product is detrimental to your product’s quality.

Bottles and jars can easily overlap in terms of usage since both can carry liquids or small solids. However, one should understand that each container has different purposes and limits. Understanding what each container can offer can easily help anyone find the container that’s right for them.

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