FDM Models Reduce Time to Market for New Spoonable Zero-Calorie Sweetener
Silgan Plastics is a leader in the design and manufacture of plastic bottles, jars, tubes, caps and fitments for the food, health care, personal care and household markets. Silgan Plastics is an operating company of Silgan Holdings, a leading manufacturer of consumer goods packaging products with annual net sales of $3.1 billion in 2010.
When Cargill made plans to introduce a spoonable version of its Truvia zero-calorie natural sweetener, it asked the Silgan Plastics’ Creative Design Services group to develop an innovative container. Cargill was looking for a 9.8 ounce rigid, recyclable container that would allow consumers to conveniently dip, spoon or sprinkle Truvia in quantities of their choosing. The package needed to fit the average retail shelf and be sufficiently distinctive and attractive so that consumers would want to display it on their table or countertop.
Silgan Plastics designers created a series of concept designs for the Truvia package within our design/ engineering software.
“FDM models play a critical role in our design process by allowing customers to evaluate a 3-Dimensional model to take the guesswork out of the design process.”
Stephen Kocis, Creative Design Services manager, Silgan Plastics