During its 33-year history, plastic jar manufacturer Rez-Tech Corp has expanded and contracted along with the market and its production needs. But the Kent, Ohio-based company is preparing to enter a new period of growth fueled by its investment in automation and an innovative type of plastic jar.
Rez-Tech is developing a new type of jar that is stretch blown with false blown threads, which the company has dubbed Green Lite Jars. The jars use new manufacturing techniques and equipment to make the material stronger while also being 8 to 10 percent lighter than similar products, reducing the cost of materials and speeding up production, according to President Jack Podnar. The company has ordered a custom-built machine to produce the Green Lite Jars and production is expected to begin within the next few months.