Ardagh’s in-house design team has developed Tiche’s Lithuanian 750ml mineral water bottle.
The bottle was produced at Ardagh’s Gostyn, Poland glass manufacturing facility.
The new, larger 750ml bottle features the Tiche crest, embossed with its ancient Nymph, carrying crystalline water straight from the heart of the Earth.
The embossing was optimised for the Narrow-Neck Press and Blow (NNPB) production method, which also reduces the weight of the glass packaging by 32%, helping to reduce environmental impact.
A key requirement was for the bottle to withstand a high carbonation pressure of 7g per litre, which was a challenge with the thin wall production method.
Barbara Macialczyk, Marketing Manager at Ardagh Group said: "The combination of two critical requirements – thin glass walls and high durability - was achieved using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) technology.
"Our sales and design teams have achieved an elegant and curvaceous bottle with a tapered label panel.
"It features the symbol of the Tiche Nymph and is embossed with the number ’689’ on the opposite side, indicating the depth of the source from which the water is extracted.
“We're delighted with how we’ve achieved a premiumised look through the embossed crest, whilst retaining strength in this new, lightweight bottle.”