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4721 Burbank Road
Memphis, TN  38118
 
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The information presented here is intended to give you ideas on what you can accomplish to have distinctive products and packaging.  This information does not cover all options, lead times and circumstances, so it is important that you call us to discuss in detail what you want to accomplish.
Colored Glass in Reasonable Quantities:  We have found a North American company with the ability to spray paint glass bottles and jars to make them look just like they were made with colored glass.  They can match almost any color, and the paint can result in a transparent color or a solid color, as you wish.  There are few glass manufacturers who run colored glass these days, and the minimum quantities are usually huge with limited choices of colors.  We think that this process has the potential to make colored glass available to many of our customers in reasonable quantities.  We think it will appeal to food, candle and personal care manufacturers.
 
The process requires fixtures for ranges of neck finishes.  They presently have fixtures for 28mm neck finishes and can add other fixture sizes as needed. 
 
The paints are all FDA approved.  They do not paint the neck finish because that part of the bottle or jar may touch the lips of consumers and because there is always a chance that the paint could affect sealing and capping.  The bottom is also not sprayed as the glass must sit on tooling during the process. 
 
We recommend a minimum run of 25,000 of any item, and the price will decrease with larger orders.  We have a few samples to show you.  We are new to this process, too, so we will be glad to discuss any opportunity you may have.
 
 
 
 
Emerald Green Glass Factory Runs: One of our major Asian glass manufacturers has a production line that regularly runs molds in Emerald Green color.  If you are interested in adding an item in a color other than flint, Emerald Green can give you a very attractive bottle or jar.  The minimum commitment for you is probably 3 overseas containers of glass or about 150,000 to 300,000 pieces depending on the item size.  You can take deliveries directly from the factory, or you can give us a PO for the 3 container loads and take delivery from our Memphis warehouse as you need the glass over a six month period.  Call us for information and pricing.
 
 
 
 
Amber Glass Factory Runs:  Another of our factories has a line that runs medical-grade amber glass full time.  That factory has many of our molds and can run them in Amber with no mold changes.  Like with Emerald Green glass, you will probably need to commit for 3 overseas containers or about 150,000 to 300,000 pieces depending on the item size.  You can take deliveries directly from the factory, or you can give us a PO for the 3 container loads and take delivery from our Memphis warehouse as you need the glass over a six month period.
 
 
 
 
Other Colored Glass Options - Please contact us if you need other glass colors as we may have the capability to manufacture other colors.



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