The project brief was to develop a set of glass containers for edible oil of different volumes as primary packaging. The 500ml, 750ml and 1000ml containers were specifically for Indian households. Considering the vast, growing higher-quality nutritious oil market; this container fits into the premium segment. The main objective of this project was to develop an ergonomic design that the users can adapt for their daily use. It was also to make production-friendly, generic glass containers that can be used as packaging by different edible oil brands. Understanding a product, considering its lifecycle, i.e. from manufacturing-transport-bottling-to the distributors-to the users and the afterlife of the glass bottle, from both sustainability and workability aspects, was crucial.
A detailed study of these aspects was carried out to develop the concepts. Based on the research, it was found that consumers prefer reusing glass containers in most households. Glass can also be recycled indefinitely, making it more environmentally friendly than plastic. The final design is a unique form to stand out on retail shelves. It is ergonomic and can be produced with the existing infrastructure that the client has. The design features are not only to aid repurposing but also to increase the confidence in handling the container.
Containers, Dispensers, Edible oil, Glass, Packaging