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5 Questions to Ask Before Contracting a Bottle Maker

Employing the right bottle  for your project can determine the quality and success of the finished piece and amount of time and stress you’ll have to endure. Here’s how to know who you’re hiring.

Think of a bottle manufacturer as your business partner. The end product will play an integral role in your company’s bottom line. Whether you are a new brand launching your first product or you’re an established brand redesigning an existing product’s packaging, the bottle maker you choose will play a huge role in your project’s success.

With so many options bottle manufacturers to choose from, both domestic and overseas, it can become overwhelming to determine which one is the right fit. Similar to hiring a new employee, sourcing a bottle maker requires a thorough process including: interviewing, reviewing processes and checking references.

To help you with the process, here are five essential questions you need to ask potential bottle manufacturers. Once you do your due diligence and gather this critical information, the answer will be clear as to which bottle maker to entrust the success of your project.

1. Prototypes

Do you offer prototyping to help my product design?

Save time and money with rapid prototypes and eliminate costly mold modifications once the mold is produced. Using 3D prototyping, Flexcraft has the capability of producing parts within tolerances as tight as 0.0095”.

2. Timing

Can you tell me more about the bottle making process?

Once your design is finalized, ask about timing and logistics before the project gets underway. This will help you avoid problems down the road and ensure the project is ready for high volume production.

3. Resins

What resins are available for my project?

In addition to standard bottle materials such as HDPE, PET and Polypropylene (PP), look for a bottle maker who also supports molding of complex engineered resins such as Polycarbonate (PC), Polysulfone, PETG, etc.

4. Production Status

What is the communication process like throughout the production process?

Look for a company who offers complete transparency in their approach to servicing customers. At Flexcraft, our modern machinery is networked with advanced software, providing up to the minute monitoring of every production run, allowing us to communicate immediate production status updates.

5. Financing

What kind of financing options do you offer?

Production tooling represents a significant investment. Consider inquiring about mold financing and amortization programs for high volume programs.

Your Results-Oriented Bottle Maker: Flexcraft

Selecting the right bottle manufacturer could be the best thing you ever do for your brand. Choosing the wrong one could turn out to be the biggest business mistake you ever make, landing you in the red. When you need high-quality and aesthetically pleasing, customized bottle manufacturing to launch your product, choosing the right bottling partner can be critical.

Take the time to ask the above questions and you’ll be prepared to select a bottle maker with confidence.

As one of the nation’s leading plastic bottle makers, our services are ideal across many applications. Offering concept validation, design for manufacturing, tooling design, automation, decoration and more, consider us your one-stop-shop, sure to meet your needs.

Flexcraft is an ISO 9001:2015 certified plastic molding company. With over 100 combined years of world-class experience, our dedicated team of engineers and processors at Flexcraft will work directly with your team throughout the entire custom bottle manufacturing process, helping ensure a high quality product.

To learn more about our bottle making capabilities for your next product or request a quote, please call 732-502-9500 and speak with one of our manufacturers today.

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