Brinster says the technology is broadly applicable across the bulk of the company’s product range. Benefits of a pure glass interior include the elimination of compounds from the container contaminating the contents as occasionally occurs with plastic products, while also providing an interior surface with less vapor transmission and higher resistance to solvents. This is combined with the benefit of the plastic exterior protecting the glass from cracking and breakage.
“We understand that there are many applications where using a plastic product or a glass product are appropriate,” said Brinster. “But we also know that there are applications where having both materials in one product has long been needed. These premium products will fill those needs as none have been available until now. The tooling needed for broad production of the glass and plastic products is being built now and we expect to begin delivery of these products to customers in the fourth quarter this year.”