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OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS OF SMALL FORMAT BOTTLING SYSTEMS

The numbers below are considered nominal values;

yours may vary depending on location, supplier or other conditions.

Production Analysis for Small P.E.T. Bottles

Estimated 500 ml cost(shipped in) - no transport cost incl

$0.080

Estimated 500 ml cost(blowmolded on site) - no transport cost for preforms

$0.060

Cap Cost(28mm flat)

$0.015

Cap Cost(28mm sport)

$0.03

Label Cost(pressure sensitive, 500,000 quantity, three color)

$0.018

System Maintenance(per bottle)

$0.002

ShrinkWrap Material

$0.28 per 24 bottles w/tray

Labor for bottling and packaging(see item below)

 
 

4 employees/shift to produce up to 3000, 1/2 liter bottles per hour; based on $10.00 per hour x 4 = $40/hr)

$0.015

Estimated total cost to produce 500 ml bottle, shrinkwrapped, standard cap, bottles shipped in.

$0.142

Estimate total cost to produce 500 ml bottle, shrinkwrapped, sports cap, bottles shipped in.

$0.157

Estimated total cost to produce 500 ml bottle, shrinkwrapped, standard cap, blow molded on site

$0.120

Estimated total cost to produce 500 ml bottle, shrinkwrapped, sports cap, blow molded on site.

$0.135

 
 
 
 

Estimated one liter cost(shipped in) - no transport cost incl

$0.120

Estimated one liter cost(blowmolded on site) - no transport cost for preforms

$0.080

Cap Cost(28mm flat)

$0.015

Cap Cost(28mm sport)

$0.03

Label Cost(pressure sensitive, 500,000 quantity, three color)

$0.035

System Maintenance(per bottle)

$0.002

ShrinkWrap Material

$0.28 per 12 bottles w/tray

Labor for bottling and packaging(see item below)

 
 

4 employees/shift to produce up to 2400 bottles per hour; based on $10.00 per hour x 4 = $40/hr)

$0.017

Estimated total cost to produce one liter bottle, shrinkwrapped, standard cap, bottles shipped in.

$0.212

Estimate total cost to produce one liter bottle, shrinkwrapped, sports cap, bottles shipped in.

$0.227

Estimated total cost to produce one liter bottle, shrinkwrapped, standard cap, blow molded on site

$0.187

Estimated total cost to produce one liter bottle, shrinkwrapped, sports cap, blow molded on site.

$0.202

 
 
 
 

Estimated 1.5 liter cost(shipped in) - no transport cost incl

$0.150

Estimated 1.5 liter cost(blowmolded on site) - no transport cost for preforms

$0.100

Cap Cost(28mm flat)

$0.015

Cap Cost(28mm sport)

$0.03

Label Cost(pressure sensitive, 500,000 quantity, three color)

$0.035

System Maintenance(per bottle)

$0.002

ShrinkWrap Material

$0.28 per 12 bottles w/tray

Labor for bottling and packaging(see item below)

 
 

4 employees/shift to produce up to 1700 1.5 liter bottles per hour; based on $10.00 per hour x 4 = $40/hr)

$0.024

Estimated total cost to produce 1.5 liter bottle, shrinkwrapped, standard cap, bottles shipped in.

$0.249

Estimate total cost to produce 1.5 liter bottle, shrinkwrapped, sports cap, bottles shipped in.

$0.264

Estimated total cost to produce 1.5 liter bottle, shrinkwrapped, standard cap, blow molded on site

$0.199

Estimated total cost to produce 1.5 liter bottle, shrinkwrapped, sports cap, blow molded on site.

$0.214

 

Other Operational Parameters

500 ml

1.0 liter

1.5 liter

1 US Gal(128 oz)
2.5 US gal(320 oz)

Bottles per Case

24

12

12

4 or 6
2

Cases per Pallat

60

55

40

4-48

6-35

48

Bottles per Pallat

1440

660

480

4-192

6-210

96

Cases per Truckload

1320

1210

880

4-1152

6-840

 

960

Bottles per Truckload

31680

14520

10560

4-4608

6-5040

1920

Total Water per case

12 liters

12 liters

18 liters

4 or 6 gal
5

Liters per Pallat

720

660

720

Notes on Profitability:

(1) Profit margins(for retail or redistribution via wholesalers) will vary depending on water type and market conditions.

(2) Specialty waters(distilled, oxygenated, electrolyzed, functional, etc.) will normally command a higher wholesale and retail price than generic products such as spring and reverse osmosis waters.

(3) Generic water products can command higher retail and wholesale prices if private labelling is used for individual, smaller customers. Blowmolding specialty bottles(unique size and/or color) is an excellent way to attract private label customers.

(4) Nominal profits from Spectrapak 3000 and 5000 can run between $2000 and $3500 per day for 8 hour bottling operations when bottling generic products.

(5) Nominal profits from Spectrapak 3000 and 5000 can run between $5000 and $10000 per day for specialty waters.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT GENE SHAPARENKO AT

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