Moving from a glass container to a polymer container for the 375ml bottle of Canadian Club Classic.
Using Existing Product
Testing to see if the current labels and cap can be used with the new PET bottle.
Lab tests will be completed to determine compatibility.
Competitor research will also be completed to see similar products in PET containers.
Bottle sourcing and pricing needed for PET bottles. Samples will be required to be made to determine if identical bottle design will be achievable.
Bottles will be stored for a period of 8 months.
Board ECT weight will need to be determined for appropriate stacking strength. Will existing shippers used for the glass containers work for the PET containers?
Will the new PET material affect the way the product is shipped? Various shipping tests will be required. Use of ASTM D 4169 Shipping Test Standards will be required.
Will the existing labels adhere to the PET bottle. Testing will need to be completed to see if labels will adhere. Testing will also be required to determine if the labels can stay adhered through various elements such as wetness, heat, humidity...
Specifications will need to be created for the new PET bottle. Specifications may need to be created for the labels, cap and corrugated shipper if changes were needed to be made.
New packaging components will need to be ordered and available for test runs.
First trial runs of the new PET container.
Any final tests will take place before final approvals can be made.
First production run will take place. As long as everything runs well the product will be sent to customers.