Aluminum Bottles and “Downweighting”

There’s an excellent article in the Aluminum Association about the benefits of “downweighting”.

I guess “downweighting” is now part of our lexicon, just like “downsizing”.

In another Aluminum Association article, an aluminum industry executive is quoted as saying “A transition to strong, affordable and carbon-reducing aluminum already is underway, which will enable cars and trucks to get lighter – not necessarily smaller – and more fuel efficient. As both NHTSA and EPA have agreed, such a transition is a good thing both for consumers and the environment . . .”

You could substitute the terms cars and trucks in the quote with a variety of products – wine bottles, beer bottles, perfume bottles, pharmaceutical bottles, etc. – and you would get the same benefits.

In a previous post, I talked about the weight advantages of aluminum bottles vs. steel drums.

I hope companies will better understand the advantages of aluminum bottles and actively pursue downweighting their products.


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