In glass container manufacture mould design is an essential part, without it there will be no moulds to produce bottles & jars on the forming machines. Four factors must be considered, Parison Layout, Mould Gear, and Top Tool design, all of these must be correct to achieve high efficiency at low cost. Mould equipment has a direct impact on the container quality, badly designed mould equipment will cause a low production efficiency. For example, an incorrect parison layout will cause glass distribution problems - bottles or jars will break. Never take a risk on mould design! APEGG assist customers to bring an idea/concept to reality. Right from the beginning our design team aims to ensure that the technical quality of the container, as well as the aesthetic requirement is of high standard. APEGG work with the customer, design agency and glass manufacturer whichever is relevant for the particular assignment following the 3 steps: 1. Idea/concept: At this stage we will work with the customer’s initial design brief and product requirements to create a first container sketch for discussion purposes. In a concept the parameters such as, finish type, container height, shape, and labelling will be defined. 2. Container specification: After the concept agreement a container drawing with all relevant technical information will be produced. The specification will cover the container physical parameters and requirements e.g. height, diameter, internal pressure, impact, vertical load. 3. Mould design: With the container specification clarified the mould manufacturing drawings can be created for any machine type and process (BB, NNPB, PB). The design can be made around existing equipment (interchangeable parts, machine set-ups…) or for complete new set-ups. Either way APEGG will work closely with the glass manufacturer considering the machine/equipment base. APEGG understand that the image of the container is of paramount importance as it is representing the brand on a shelf. APEGG produce container and mould designs for the Blow & Blow (BB), Light Weight Blow & Blow (LWBB), Press & Blow (PB) and Narrow Neck Press & Blow (NNPB) forming processes. Our company has the facility to manage the design process from initial concept to the product on the retailer’s shelf.