The five-step programme from APEGG will ensure a smooth introduction of the Narrow Neck Press & Blow (NNPB) process within any glass plant operation. Following the APEGG way the customer can expect to produce successfully bottles in NNPB within months, rather than spending potential years with trial and error. Don’t take the risk to produce critical defects that will damage the image of your company - ensure to start good with the NNPB production at your plant, right from the first day. APEGG’s 5 steps for NNPB introduction: 1. Audit: A plant audit will determine the requirements for machinery and equipment upgrade, and it will show the training needs for the operations team. A written report will be submitted with all relevant recommendations for investment, including an action plan of implementation. 2. Upgrade: With the APEGG report the customer can put out for tender the requirements to the respective machine and equipment suppliers. The machine and equipment upgrade process can be managed by APEGG on behalf of the customer (from specification to implementation). 3. Mould design: APEGG provide the full container and mould design for the new bottle(s). The design will be based on the APEGG standards that have been defined based on many years’ experience. 4. Training: It is essential that the operation/forming team learns about all the process requirements of the NNPB process. APEGG have this covered by the training programme that is being offered. During the training the following areas will be covered; glass conditioning, gob forming, machine set-up & timing, forming defects, mould repair, and IS maintenance. 5. Production assistance: APEGG will assist the customer with the sampling and first production run. During this time all process parameters and machine, equipment and operations team performance will be reviewed. This will help the customer to reach a high efficiency and quality level quickly. Today the NNPB process is the preferred forming process to produce none returnable bottles, and, in some case even returnable bottles. Due to the way the parison is formed this process brings some challenges that must be professionally mastered to prevent the production of critical defects.