Testing to see if the current labels and cap can be used with the new PET bottle.
Material Compatibility Tests
March 15, 2010 - March 29, 2010
Lab tests will be completed to determine compatibility.
Competitor research will also be completed to see similar products in PET containers.
Bottle Sourcing and Qualification
March 22, 2010 - April 12, 2010
Bottle sourcing and pricing needed for PET bottles. Samples will be required to be made to determine if identical bottle design will be achievable.
Bottle Storage Tests
April 15, 2010 - December 5, 2010
Bottles will be stored for a period of 8 months.
Corrugated Shipper Design and Sourcing
May 3, 2010 - May 17, 2010
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?
May 5, 2010 - December 5, 2010
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.
May 5, 2010 - June 5, 2010
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...
Create Package Specifications
May 5, 2010 - July 5, 2010
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.
Order Package Components
October 5, 2010 - December 5, 2010
New packaging components will need to be ordered and available for test runs.
Trial Runs and Testing
January 5, 2011 - February 5, 2011
First trial runs of the new PET container.
February 5, 2011 - March 5, 2011
Any final tests will take place before final approvals can be made.
Schedule First Production Run
March 5, 2011
First production run will take place. As long as everything runs well the product will be sent to customers.