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Safety in Beverage Packaging: The 3 Functions of the Tamper-Evident Closure

In the world of spirit beverage packaging, innovation is a constant pursuit to ensure product quality, safety, and consumer convenience. One of the most significant advancements in this field has been the introduction of the tamper-evident closure, better known as the “Guala closure.”

The tamper-evident closure is a solution that has revolutionized the security aspect of bottle caps for glass containers. It is a sealing system commonly used in liquor and spirit bottles, designed to ensure that the bottle’s contents remain protected from contamination, preventing any alterations in the quality and flavor of the liquid.

So why are these closures considered one of the safest options in the packaging industry? In this article, we will explain the three main functions of a tamper-evident closure and some of the components that make up this sealing device. By doing so, we will understand why Guala closures stand out as an outstanding choice to guarantee the safety and quality of beverages.

The Functions of the Tamper-Evident Closure

All solutions for beverage and food packaging have undergone significant changes to adapt to changing consumer needs and technological advances in the industry. In this context, tamper-evident closures have evolved to perform three main functions:

  1. Protection of Authenticity

One of the standout features of tamper-evident closures is their ability to prevent unauthorized refilling of bottles. This is achieved through a clever mechanism consisting of three parts: the cap, the valve, and the spout. This mechanism prevents the cap from being removed without visible damage, ensuring that the product’s authenticity is maintained. The protection of authenticity is especially relevant in the spirits and liquor industry, where tampering or unauthorized refilling can have serious consequences for health and brand reputation.

  • Facilitating Opening

The intelligent design of tamper-evident closures incorporates elements such as pull rings and snap-opening systems that require minimal effort from the user. This not only enhances convenience but also prevents spills and wastage, ensuring that the beverage is poured accurately and without fuss. Their ability to combine security with accessibility demonstrates how packaging innovation can positively influence consumer perception and brand competitiveness in the beverage industry.

  • Versatility

These closures are used in a wide variety of products, from high-end liquors to pharmaceuticals and essential oils. Their adaptability is due to their ability to fit different bottle sizes and a diverse range of liquids, providing brands with the necessary flexibility to package various products efficiently and securely. This versatility gives companies the flexibility to adapt to changing market demands and expand their presence in the beverage industry and beyond.

The Tamper-Evident Closure: More Than Just a Seal

In addition to ensuring the integrity of products within glass containers, tamper-evident closures have significantly contributed to the aesthetics and presentation of bottles. These closures, made of plastic or metal, offer brands the opportunity to incorporate design and customization elements that can strengthen brand identity and capture consumer attention. The ability to print the brand logo or image on the tamper-evident closure not only reinforces brand recognition but also adds a touch of exclusivity and luxury to the bottle. This elegant and attractive presentation is particularly relevant in the premium beverage industry, where the initial impression can be decisive in a customer’s purchase decision.

In summary, the tamper-evident closure has proven to be a crucial innovation in the beverage packaging industry due to its ability to combine security, versatility, and contributions to the product’s image. Whether you are launching a new product or refreshing your packaging, our glass bottle customization service can create a unique and memorable experience for your customers. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help take your product to the next level.

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The 3 most commonly used materials for manufacturing capsules

The creation of bottle capsules, also known as neck capsules, represented a significant milestone in the history of packaging. This innovation emerged as an effective solution to address the need to ensure the airtight sealing of bottles while simultaneously raising quality and safety standards in the packaging industry.

Bottle capsules have evolved alongside the liquor and spirits industry. Nowadays, in addition to providing airtight sealing to protect the bottle’s integrity, it’s a trend for capsules to serve an aesthetic function as well. They can be customized and specifically designed to add a communicative value to the bottle, helping consumers identify a brand, special edition, or additional information about the beverage, as they complement the label.

In this article, we will explore different types of capsules based on their manufacturing materials. We will also mention some successful cases achieved by our BPS Glass team.

Types of Capsule Materials

In the liquor and spirits industry, capsule types are classified based on their manufacturing material. Capsules for glass bottles can be made from a wide range of materials, each with unique characteristics. The most commonly used materials include:

  • Plastic: These are capsules made from PVC sheets. They can have matte, satin, or glossy finishes, and the top can have various types of reliefs. They are easy to apply and adjust to the bottle’s neck, resulting in a smooth and wrinkle-free final appearance due to their thermo-shrink properties. They are common in products like sodas, bottled water, and some liquors. BPS Glass has developed various plastic capsules; however, we can highlight those designed for Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva. These are white PVC capsules printed in two colors, allowing the graphical elements on the capsule to stand out.
  • Aluminum: Popular for their elegant appearance and ease of customization, aluminum capsules can be manufactured in various dimensions and even in special formats. They can be printed in up to three colors with matte, satin, and glossy finishes, but they are known for their metallic appearance. They also have the option to include a tear-off system for easy opening.
  • Tin: Similar to aluminum, tin capsules can be made in various dimensions and special formats. However, they are often used in the high-end liquor and spirits industry. They provide a classic look and a tactile sense of quality. An example developed by BPS Glass is the capsules designed for Ron Nativo. The most striking feature of this design is the engraved low relief that highlights the brand logo on the top, adding a touch of quality and distinction to the final product’s image.

It’s worth noting that material choice goes beyond functionality; its design becomes a key piece of the brand’s narrative, directly influencing how consumers perceive the packaged product’s quality.

Current Trends in Manufacturing Materials

Innovation in materials and designs continues to progress, with a growing focus on sustainability and reducing environmental impact. In this context, innovative materials like PET can be mentioned.

Like plastic capsules, PET capsules can have matte, satin, or glossy finishes. They are easy to apply and adjust to the bottle’s neck. The main differentiating factor of this classification is its high recyclability since it’s widely accepted in recycling systems and can be reused to manufacture various products, contributing to sustainability.

Another innovative material is complex or polylaminate. Polylaminate capsules represent a significant evolution in the world of bottle caps, thanks to their ability to combine different properties and functions into a single material. Polylaminate refers to the combination of multiple layers of different materials into a single composite structure. This technique leverages the unique characteristics of each material to create capsules that adapt to each need, making them ideal for products where packaging is a distinctive feature.

In conclusion, bottle caps play an essential role in the packaging industry and the consumer experience, from ensuring freshness to protecting against unauthorized tampering. By choosing the right type of capsule and customizing its design, brands can enhance the presentation of their products and build a stronger connection with consumers.

Whether you’re launching a new product or refreshing your packaging design, our glass bottle customization service can create a unique and memorable experience for your customers. Contact us today for more information on how we can help elevate your product to the next level.

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BPS GLASS Presented Packaging Solutions at ADI Craft Spirits Conference 2023

From August 23rd to 24th, the city of Las Vegas set the stage for the 20th edition of the ADI Craft Spirits Conference 2023. The event brought together experts, exhibitors, and visitors from the distillery industry, providing an exceptional platform to showcase the latest trends and groundbreaking advancements in the world of packaging.

Our BPS Glass team unveiled our packaging solutions for the beverage, spirits, and food industries at ADI 2023. This conference was not just an exhibition; it was a platform where creativity, collaboration, and craftsmanship converged to continue redefining the distillery industry.

A Glimpse into Our Showcase

From exquisitely designed bottles to customized solutions, at ADI 2023, BPS GLASS showcased what it means to redefine spirits and beverage packaging. Our visitors had the opportunity to explore a unique collection of glass bottle designs, each telling a distinct story and capturing attention both visually and tactilely. Beyond the bottles, we shared our passion for collaboration and the creation of packaging experiences that transcend expectations.

A highlight was the introduction of our crystal bottles. Their aesthetic value is highly regarded and associated with sophistication and luxury. The elegance and sobriety of our crystal bottles, along with their physical and chemical properties, make them perfect for projecting glamour and elegance. Brands aiming to convey a high-quality and exclusive image often opt for these bottles as this material is linked with sophistication and luxury.

Celebrating Our Clients’ Success

Another gratifying aspect of our participation in ADI was showcasing the tangible outcomes of collaborations with our clients. We are proud to have shared the success stories of brands that have entrusted BPS Glass to turn their ideas into successful products. The finished products displayed at our stand represented fruitful partnerships and the art of transforming ideas into reality.

Without a doubt, ADI 2023 provided a platform for sharing and forging alliances. We not only presented packaging solutions but also engaged with professionals and enthusiasts from the industry who shared our vision for packaging excellence.

Inspiring the Future of Packaging

Our participation in ADI 2023 was not only a reflection of our current commitment but also a glimpse into our future vision. We explored themes that will shape the landscape of distillery packaging in the years ahead: sustainability, customization, and the unwavering pursuit of excellence.

ADI 2023 was an event that highlighted innovation and technology in packaging solutions for the liquor and spirits industry. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who made this conference a resounding success: fellow exhibitors, industry enthusiasts, and the organizers who made it all possible.

As participating exhibitors, we are motivated by the potential these events hold in driving efficiency, sustainability, and consumer experience in the packaging world. Undoubtedly, ADI 2023 left a lasting mark on the industry and laid the foundation for a promising future.

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The Four Key Transformations Experienced by Tequila

Over the last 20 years, the spirits industry has undergone a profound transformation driven by technological advancements and process innovations. In this context, tequila has stood out as one of the beverages that has undergone notable progress and evolution. Innovations in maturation methods, the development of new technologies, the implementation of quality standards, and the use of additives are factors that have contributed to the transformation of tequila.

Tequila is a globally recognized beverage with prestige and tradition. It has transcended its role as a mere alcoholic drink to become an emblem of Mexican culture and an icon in the spirits industry.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the significant changes that have reshaped tequila, transforming it from a traditional drink enjoyed in Mexico since ancient times into a global sensation of premium editions.

Global Recognition

Starting in 1992, various tequila manufacturers in the valleys of Jalisco began producing numerous versions of this beverage and promoting it worldwide through radio and television sponsorships. With this strategy, tequila became a potential source of income for Mexico.

Tequila gained popularity in the markets of the United States and Europe due to a unique combination of factors. The evolution of refined production techniques, a focus on the quality of the agave used, and the adoption of longer aging methods elevated tequila to a level of excellence worthy of international recognition.

The combination of tradition and innovation propelled tequila into the premium category in global markets, solidifying its status as a gem in the spirits industry.

Diversification of Brands and Categories

In addition to traditional agave-based tequila, new variants have emerged, such as young tequila, reposado tequila, añejo tequila, and extra añejo tequila. Their variation is a result of different maturation processes in oak or oak barrels. This variety has allowed tequila to adapt to various consumer preferences and occasions, making it a versatile choice for modern cocktails and fostering a greater appreciation for this iconic beverage.

Various tequila brands have had a significant impact on the global perception of the drink and have influenced how it is marketed and consumed. Some of these brands include Herradura, Don Julio, Clase Azul, Tequila 1800, and José Cuervo.

Focus on Quality

The Denomination of Origin for Tequila, established in 1974, has been reinforced in recent years to protect the authenticity and integrity of Mexican tequila. Stricter regulations have been implemented to ensure that tequila is produced under specific conditions and following particular standards in certain regions of Mexico. This includes the type of agave, the production process, and labeling and certification. This has helped prevent counterfeiting and ensures that tequila truly originates from the designated region in Mexico.

Tequila producers have continued to emphasize the quality of the beverage and the implementation of best production practices. This effort has not only preserved ancestral production traditions but has also fostered consumer trust, positioning tequila as a globally renowned product and establishing an unbreakable connection between the drink and its place of origin.

Innovation in Marketing and Promotion

Companies dedicated to tequila production have framed their promotion around Mexican culture and the stories of tradition behind the brands. These approaches have been pivotal in attracting consumers.

Furthermore, tequila-related tourism has experienced a considerable boost. Distilleries and producing regions in Mexico have developed tours, tastings, and educational experiences that allow visitors to learn about the production process and the history behind the beverage.

In recent years, collaborations between tequila brands and other industries, such as fashion and music, have been observed. This has contributed to elevating the profile of tequila and attracting consumers beyond Mexico. Similarly, the release of special editions to celebrate anniversaries or festivities with a premium tequila profile can offer unique and exclusive flavor profiles.

Over the past two decades, the history and industry of tequila have evolved towards a focus on quality, authenticity, and diversity of options for consumers. Global demand has increased, leading to greater production and export, as well as heightened awareness of the importance of preserving traditions and sustainability in the production of this emblematic Mexican beverage.

Whether launching a new product or refreshing your packaging’s image, our custom glass bottle service can create a unique and memorable experience for your customers. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help take your product to the next level.

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Harmony Between Tradition and Innovation in Rum Bottle Design

Rum is a distilled spirit that stands apart from others, primarily due to characteristics such as its aging process, regional variety, and the ingredients used.

From ancient distillates to modern industry’s fresh interpretations, bottles crafted to hold rum have evolved from simple functional vessels into canvases that capture the very essence and identity of the beverage. The most successful brands have adeptly maintained the representation of their rum’s origin and pride in their bottle designs, always seeking innovative presentation methods without compromising what sets them apart from the rest.

At BPS Glass, we’ve seamlessly merged tradition and innovation in packaging solutions for various rum brands. In each solution we create, we preserve the product’s essence while infusing innovation through design, achieving unique outcomes for every product.

Now, how do we make a rum convey its essence through its bottle? In this article, we’ll mention some examples of how we manage to retain elements that evoke the tradition and origin of the distillate.

Distinctive Design

We recognize that every rum possesses a unique story and heritage that distinguishes it. We collaborate closely with distilleries to capture these elements and visually translate them into bottle designs. From material selection to shape details and engravings, each aspect presents an opportunity to reflect the rum’s history and values.

A case study is the Ron Abuelo Two Oaks bottle, whose inspiration stemmed from the extra-charred oak barrels used for its aging. We achieved a flint bottle coated with a cool gray paint, creating a “smoky” visual effect that enhances its distinctive personality and flavor due to being aged in “extra-charred” barrels.

The bottle is not just a visual presentation but also a tactile experience. The careful selection of weight, texture, and ergonomics of the bottle influence how consumers interact with it. Whenever someone holds the bottle, they should feel connected to the essence of the rum. At this juncture, we can discuss the bottle we created for Ron Isidro, which features a variety of engravings. Among these, the technique used to emphasize the distillery’s name “BORDAS” stands out, paying tribute to its founder, Don Isidro Bordas. Additionally, the neck’s shape evokes the distinct bourbon nuance that this distillate acquires as it matures in bourbon barrels.

Decorations on Glass Bottles

Decorative details and typographic elements are strategically chosen to evoke the feelings and emotions the rum aims to convey. Techniques like frosting, sandblasting, and decals contribute to the packaging design.

The prime examples to showcase decorations are special edition bottles, offering a luxury and exclusive experience. These bottles also become collectibles and can become valuable pieces. A notable example of exquisite decoration is the bottle we developed for Ron Matusalem. A glass bottle exhibiting meticulously textured round shapes that play with lights and shadows of its content, adorned with engravings and brilliant gold paint. Additionally, the bottle retains the brand’s most distinctive symbol, the swallow, created using sandblasting technique on the bottle’s base. Undoubtedly, the Matusalem Sublime bottle was conceived to commemorate the distillery’s 150 years and reflects the exceptional quality characterizing this renowned rum.

Harmony Between Tradition, Innovation, and Design

The story and values of the rum are communicated through subtle details placed on the bottle. Each element contributes to the complete narrative surrounding the rum. Making a rum project its essence through its bottle is achieved by thoughtfully merging design, authenticity, and a deep understanding of the brand. Each bottle becomes a window to the history, flavor, and legacy of the rum, enticing consumers to explore and savor a unique experience with every sip.

Each brand weaves its own narrative throughout the years and generations. At BPS Glass, we comprehend the significance of preserving this narrative through innovation and design. Whether launching a new product or celebrating an anniversary, our customized glass and crystal bottle services can help you create a unique and memorable experience for your customers. Contact us today to learn more about how we can elevate your product to the next level.

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A Touch of Distinction: The Art of Decorations on Crystal Bottles

Crystal is a solid and transparent material that is used in a wide variety of premium products. Although crystal can be mistaken for other transparent materials such as ordinary glass, it is a distinct category due to all its unique characteristics. In the spirits industry, crystal is used to package ultra-premium products that need to convey an image of luxury and elegance. These bottles are typically special editions aimed at a high-end audience seeking luxurious and exclusive experiences.

Due to its composition and manufacturing process, crystal is more expensive than regular glass. It is made from a blend of lead oxide, silica, sodium carbonate, and high-purity limestone, giving it greater weight, exceptional transparency, and superior quality compared to common glass. Additionally, its production involves a more complex process that requires more time and specialized skills.

In addition to its unique physical properties, crystal stands out for its unparalleled aesthetics. Have you ever wondered what decoration options exist to add a special touch to crystal bottles? In this article, we will explain the various high-end decoration techniques that can be applied to crystal, revealing how these decorations can confer a unique character to the bottle you choose for your product.

Glass Decoration Techniques

Decoration on crystal bottles refers to the application of different techniques and visual elements to enhance and personalize their appearance, highlighting the quality, attractiveness, and brand of the product.

Decorations on crystal bottles make these pieces truly works of art. Handcrafted by expert artisans and designed with intricate details and high-quality materials such as gemstones, gold, and silver. Below, we will explain the most commonly used decoration techniques on crystal:


Sandblasting is a precise and delicate engraving technique on crystal bottles using a sandblasting jet and photosensitive film. This process allows for the reproduction of high-resolution images with exceptional quality, creating a frosted effect that enhances the pieces. This form of decoration is employed to incorporate patterns, logos, or simply adorn specific sections of the bottle. The result is a sophisticated and detailed finish that adds a touch of distinction, enhancing its aesthetics.

Brush Painting

Brush painting involves meticulous and long-lasting hand-painted artwork. With this technique, different levels of opacity and finishes can be achieved, whether glossy or matte, depending on the paint substrate preparation. This type of finish is ideal for depicting motifs or designs in different areas of the bottle. The meticulous application of this paint imparts a refined and personalized look, adding a distinctive and aesthetic touch to each bottle.


Decals are decorative decals with long-lasting resistance, achieved through high-temperature firing. The range of available decal colors covers the colors of the visible spectrum, with emphasis on gold and platinum, as well as metallic colors (gold and silver). Decal decoration can complement brush painting.

Metal Inlay

Metal inlay involves the insertion of thin metal sheets, such as gold, silver, or copper, into the crystal. These inlays can take the form of patterns, designs, or even logos, creating brilliant and shiny effects that beautifully contrast with the transparent crystal. The process requires skill and precision, as the metal sheets are carefully adhered to the crystal to achieve an elegant and durable finish.

Glass and Decoration: Luxury and Distinction

Crystal bottles possess intrinsic qualities of elegance and sobriety, making them the perfect choice for conveying glamour and distinction. However, by adding high-end decorations, these bottles attain a higher status, being considered authentic works of art or collector’s items aimed at a high-end audience seeking luxurious and exclusive experiences.

Whether you are launching a new product or celebrating an anniversary, our custom crystal bottle service can help you create a unique and memorable experience for your customers. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in taking your product to the next level.

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Implementation of Sustainable Solutions in Your Packaging Production.

In response to the growing demand for sustainable options, we are committed to creating innovative solutions that meet the expectations of the modern consumer, providing packaging that is responsible towards the planet. Sustainable packaging is expected to evolve towards even more innovative solutions as consumers increasingly choose products that use materials minimizing environmental damage during their production, use, and disposal.

In this article, we will explore some sustainable strategies that you can implement in the design of your product packaging, and how these options can influence consumers’ purchasing decisions. We will also present the sustainable solutions we have implemented with our clients and explore how you can leverage them to connect with an audience seeking brands committed to sustainability. This way, you will be able to choose the option that best suits your product’s needs.

We care about the planet and your success

In our team, packaging sustainability has become a key goal. To achieve it, it is essential to maintain a holistic approach that involves everything from the concept to the materials used. The key lies in merging creativity with environmental responsibility.

With each sustainable packaging we create, we are contributing to the future of the planet while meeting the needs of buyers and their growing awareness of the issues associated with consumerism and environmentally harmful waste.

Sustainable Glass: Our Commitment to the Planet

Sustainable glass is produced using a percentage of recycled glass. This option is highly valued as it significantly contributes to environmental conservation by reducing the extraction of raw materials and the energy demand for manufacturing new packaging. Recycled glass is melted at a temperature of 1000°C, which results in 20% to 40% lower energy consumption compared to regular glass (melted at 1600°C).

Choosing bottles made with sustainable glass can be a differentiator for spirits brands, showcasing a commitment to sustainability and environmental care. This can be appreciated by conscious consumers in their purchasing decisions and foster loyalty.

Sustainable Materials

Awareness of the environmental issues stemming from consumerism has led us to seek alternatives with sustainable materials for packaging manufacturing. One of the most effective strategies is the use of biodegradable, recyclable, or compostable materials in packaging production.

Brands in the spirits industry can stand out and differentiate themselves by employing sustainable strategies in their production. These strategies include using cardboard for folding cartons, recycled paper for labels, plant-based fibers for synthetic closures, and a percentage of recycled glass in bottle manufacturing. These practices not only demonstrate the brands’ commitment to sustainability but also emphasize their focus on environmental protection and responsible resource use. Such implementations are increasingly valued by environmentally conscious consumers.

Packaging Reusability

Packaging reusability is an effective strategy that brands can employ by designing durable and multifunctional packaging. By encouraging a second use of the packaging, not only can waste generation be reduced, but also an interactive and memorable experience can be created for consumers, thereby strengthening brand loyalty. A concrete example of packaging reusability in the beverage and food industry is the implementation of returnable glass bottles, which can be returned and refilled. Additionally, secondary packaging such as boxes or cases can also serve additional functions, such as storage or decorative elements. This versatility makes them ideal options for being reused in various ways.

Smart and Eco-Friendly Packaging

The use of eco-friendly materials does not mean that our packaging has to be dull and lacking sophistication. We can incorporate innovative solutions that enhance the consumer experience. An example of smart and sustainable packaging is one that employs sensors to monitor the food while being made with eco-friendly materials. These sensors can measure variables such as temperature, humidity, and packaging traceability. In the case of premium products like alcoholic beverages, we use smart packaging to provide greater consumption safety, prevent counterfeiting or adulteration, and facilitate more efficient inventory management.

Innovation strategies in sustainability and packaging not only benefit the environment but also create a competitive advantage, as consumers increasingly value brands committed to sustainability and are willing to purchase products that reflect their values. By implementing these strategies, companies can differentiate themselves in the market, gain consumer loyalty, and build a solid reputation based on environmental responsibility.

In conclusion, the combination of aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability is reshaping how spirits are presented to consumers. Our sustainable packaging solutions can help you create a unique and memorable experience for your customers. Contact us today for more information on how we can help take your product to the next level.

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Elevate the Image of your Spirit with the Canister

The spirits industry is highly competitive, with numerous brands striving to capture and maintain consumer attention. In this context, the visual impact of packaging plays a fundamental role in captivating the target audience.

Among the various packaging solutions, the canister has emerged as a powerful tool. But do you know how to leverage the benefits of this type of packaging? Can it truly enhance the image of a product? In the following, we will explain the advantages offered by the canister and how you can harness them to elevate your product’s image:

The Structure of a Canister

A canister is a high-quality, sophisticated cylindrical container used as secondary packaging for spirits such as whisky, vodka, rum, and more. These containers are characterized by being made with multiple layers of paper on the inside. They are biodegradable packaging components.

Its structure allows for conveying a sense of quality and setting expectations for the consumption experience that awaits inside. The design and finishes can be customized to align with the brand’s communication or visual needs.

Benefits and Competitiveness

Canisters can be designed to reflect the brand’s story, heritage, or even to convey a visual narrative that captures consumer attention. By using a well-designed canister, brands can stand out on shelves and generate increased interest among consumers.

It is a highly versatile packaging that offers the possibility of premium finishes such as embossing, raised elements, and metallic effects. Moreover, its wide range of options in terms of diameter, height, presentation, and closure systems make it an even more flexible and adaptable choice to meet different needs.

This packaging allows brands to communicate key messages such as awards won, unique distillation processes, or special product ingredients in a distinctive way.

Consumer Experience

The canister contributes to a gratifying consumer experience by offering an exclusive and practical presentation. It creates a sense of sophistication as consumers can appreciate the details and finishes in the design, thus reinforcing the value of the product.

The spirits presented in canisters are often perceived as special gifts. Likewise, for consumers who collect spirits, the canister adds additional value and can make the purchasing experience more exciting.

In conclusion, this type of packaging has become a potential element for spirits brands looking to boost their image. With its personalized design, premium quality, and ability to enhance the consumer experience, the canister becomes a valuable tool for creating a lasting impact.

The combination of aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability is reshaping the way spirit beverages are presented to consumers. Our glass bottle and packaging customization service can help you create a unique and memorable experience for your customers. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help take your product to the next level.

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Sustainable Glass or Ultra Premium Glass: Which One Should I Choose to Package My Spirit Beverage?

In this article, we will explore the differences between sustainable glass and ultra-premium glass in bottle manufacturing, and how the choice made by the customer will impact their product.

As environmental awareness continues to grow, companies in the spirits industry face an increasingly important question: What type of glass should they choose to package their products? Sustainable glass or ultra-premium glass? Both alternatives have advantages and challenges. Below, we will share key factors to consider so that you can choose the option that best suits the needs of your product.

Sustainable glass: A commitment to the planet

Sustainable glass is manufactured using a percentage of recycled glass. This option is highly valued because it significantly contributes to environmental care by reducing the extraction of raw materials and the energy demand for producing new containers. Recycled glass is melted at a temperature of 1000°C, which compared to regular glass (1600°C), translates to a 20% to 40% reduction in energy consumption.

Despite being beneficial for the environment, sustainable glass can also pose certain challenges. The percentage of recycled glass used in the manufacturing process of new bottles can result in slight color variations in transparent containers, leading to bottles with yellow, blue, green, or gray undertones. For this reason, we have worked diligently to establish quality controls throughout the recycling and manufacturing process, aiming to ensure uniformity in all our bottle productions.

Choosing bottles made with sustainable glass can be a differentiator for spirits brands, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and environmental care. This can be appreciated by conscious consumers in their purchasing decisions and generate loyalty.

Ultra-premium glass: Excellence in transparency

The production of ultra-premium glass involves a higher percentage of raw materials such as sand, sodium carbonate, and limestone. These elements are combined to create glass with exceptional transparency, making it the preferred choice for brands looking to launch premium products or those that require absolute transparency in the bottle, such as mineral water or gin.

Although the use of raw materials does not offer the same positive environmental impact as recycled glass, advances have been made in production techniques to improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint. Additionally, a combination of recycled glass and raw materials in different proportions, known as “mixed glass,” has been successfully used in bottle manufacturing, leveraging the benefits of both materials.

Which one should I choose for my spirit?

It is important to note that both types of glass play an important role in the circular economy, as continuous technological advancements and a renewed focus on sustainability have resulted in reduced carbon footprint and effective waste management.

The choice between sustainable glass and ultra-premium glass in bottle manufacturing is a strategic decision that should be based on the goals and values of each company, as well as the expectations and preferences of consumers.

We are moving towards more responsible practices, leveraging the strengths of both materials to meet market demands and preserve our planet for future generations. Whether you are launching a new product or refreshing the image of your packaging, our custom glass bottle service can help you create a unique and memorable experience for your customers. Contact us today to learn more about how we can advise you to take your product to the next level.

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BPS GLASS put on display packaging solutions at Expo Pack Guadalajara 2023.

From June 13th to June 15th, 2023, Guadalajara became the epicenter of innovation and cutting-edge technology in the packaging industry during the remarkable “Expo Pack Guadalajara 2023” fair. The event, which brought together experts, exhibitors, and visitors from around the world, served as an exceptional platform to showcase the latest trends and revolutionary advancements in the world of packaging.

Our team at BPS Glass showcased the packaging solutions we offer for the beverage, liquor, and food industry at Expo Pack. We also shared the exciting developments that are shaping the future of packaging.

Advancements in Sustainability

One of the standout themes at Expo Pack Guadalajara 2023 was sustainability in packaging. With the increasing environmental awareness in society, we presented a wide range of eco-friendly solutions. From biodegradable packaging materials, such as natural corks, to our advanced recycling system and the use of wind energy in manufacturing new glass containers, these innovations are paving the way for a future where packaging is not only functional and appealing but also environmentally friendly.

Crystal Bottles

A highlight was the introduction of our crystal bottles. Their aesthetics are highly valued and associated with sophistication and luxury. The elegance and sobriety of our crystal bottles, in addition to their physical and chemical properties, make them perfect for projecting glamour and elegance. Brands seeking to convey an image of high quality and exclusivity often opt for glass bottles, as this material is associated with sophistication and luxury.

Complete Packaging Solutions

BPS Glass, the partner of companies worldwide, has demonstrated the ability to combine decades of experience, new technologies, and best practices in the packaging industry. We offer a wide range of functional products, including high-quality glass bottles, exclusive glass containers, luxury cases, labels, folding cartons, canisters, caps, and closures. We share our passion for innovation through cutting-edge approaches. Our comprehensive methodologies and services accompany our clients throughout their process, providing top-quality packaging solutions.

Expo Pack Guadalajara 2023 was an inspiring event that showcased innovation and state-of-the-art technology in the packaging industry. The advancements presented in sustainability, automation, augmented reality, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things reflect the industry’s commitment to continuous improvement and adaptation to changing market demands.

As exhibitor participants, we are motivated by the potential of these advancements to drive efficiency, sustainability, and consumer experience in the packaging world. Undoubtedly, Expo Pack Guadalajara 2023 left a lasting impact on the industry and laid the foundation for a promising future.

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Success stories

Domecq Brandy Domecq Brandy


“Working with them has been a very positive experience. Your response has been quick and timely, which allowed a good development of the project. We achieved a container with a unique presentation. If we had to describe BPS Glass in one word, it would be: quality.”

Ron Calero


We are very grateful to the team of professionals at BPS Glass. Always friendly and well disposed, they have provided us with creative options and anticipation of unforeseen events in the development of Ron Calero.

Ron Diplomático - Reserva exclusiva

Diplomático Rum

The collaboration and constant advice of BPS Glass for more than 10 years have been decisive for our great growth. Their responsiveness and reliability have helped us bring Diplomático Rum to more than 70 countries, and they are our main suppliers.

Ron Isidro Bordas Ron Isidro Bordas


“The quality of BPS Glass that we can highlight is proactivity. With mastery and determination, they made the best decisions to materialize our project. Having a counterpart who dominates technique, logistics and design 24/7 adds value to the process”.

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