1. Loading gobs of molten glass into molds through a very careful funnel process
2. The baffle then begins the settleblow process to allow compressed air into the mold, forming the neck and container finish
3. A plunger then moves into the finish to tighten the glass against the mold in the counterblow process, forming the parison
4. The mold opens and the neck ring holds the glass container to invert it for the blow mold step to prepare for the next step
5. A reheat steps makes sure the parison temperature coincides with the internal glass temperature for smoothing and even distribution of the glass to prevent breakage
6. A final blow is executed to evenly tighten the glass against the blow mold to finalize the shape
7. The new glass bottle is removed from the mold and transferred to a cooling plate
8. From the cooling plate the glass bottle is then moved via conveyor to be packed and prepared for delivery
Inspecting Glass Bottles
For the best quality glass bottle manufacturing there should be regular monitoring of heat to make sure there is a consistent temperature used throughout the glass making and molding processes. At or shortly after the cooling process there should be quality control steps in place to look for defects before they are shipped to customers. Some manufacturers use ocular control units to find defects as well as human inspection.
Each glass bottle is put through a series of inspections to ensure it meets Navigator’s highest standards. Multiple high-resolution cameras inside machines scan as many as 800 glass bottles each minute. The cameras sit at different angles and can catch miniscule defects. Another part of the inspection processes includes machines exerting pressure on the glass containers to test wall thickness, strength and if the container seals correctly. Navigator’s experts also manually and visually inspect random samples to ensure quality.
If a glass bottle or glass jar doesn’t pass inspection, it goes back into the glass manufacturing process as cullet. Containers that pass inspection are prepared for transportation to beverage and spirits manufacturers, who fill them and then distribute to grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and other retail locations for shoppers and customers to enjoy.
Glass is endlessly recyclable, and a recycled glass container can go from the recycle bin to store shelf in as little as 30 days. So once consumers and restaurants recycle their glass bottles and jars, the glass manufacturing loop starts again.
Packaging glass bottle
The packing process should provide sturdy containers to prevent damage during transport and shipping of the glass bottles. Our packaging is standard export pallet, carton, and carton and pallet comprehensive packaging.
When you need high quality glass bottles, contact our experienced professionals. We can assist you in finding the best value in glass bottles with the highest level of quality. The right glass bottle can protect your product and provide an appealing presentation to your customers.