Case Study: Bormioli Luigi Ecojars – Ultra-light glass packaging for luxury cosmetics

Challenge

Sustainability and carbon footprint are becoming a major driver and concern for the luxury packaging market.  The challenge is to drastically reduce glass weight of luxury cosmetics jars in order to cut the impact on the environment, raw materials, manufacturing and transport.

Solution

Bormioli Luigi has developed an innovative press-blow glass forming technique to reduce wall and bottom glass thickness to reach half of the weight of a jar of equal capacity.

Outcome

Lightweighting leads to a saving in CO2 emissions up to 60% compared to anBormioli Luigi Lighweighting glass
equivalent conventional glass jar. Moreover, Ecojars’s external dimensions are lowered by 40% which results in a reduction of the environmental impact  and costs for transport all along the supply chain from the glassworks to the final customer.