Life is getting tougher as the years pass by. Prices of goods and other commodities are getting higher and higher. Manufacturers need to cut the cost of production to keep their product still affordable.
Some of the changes that I noticed are:
1) Tin cans are thinner
2) Weight of goods are lighter
3) Solo packs like single serve juice powder and margarine are popular
4) Soda / soft drinks bottles are shorter.
5) Bottle walling are thinner and more fragile
Despite the changes made, I noticed that the thickness and strength of soda bottles have never changed.
Our house is beside my auntie’s sari-sari store. I often kick a soft drinks bottles by accident. I have never broken a single soda bottle ever since even if the bottle was placed on a concrete floor. Tossing the standing bottle won’t make the bottle break, unlike the Ginebra Gin bottle which is very fragile. Throwing it up high and smashing it on wall is a different story, it will break for sure.
Soft drinks bottles should be strong and thick enough to support the inside pressure due to carbonation. Imagine a set of sodas packed in a thin and fragile bottle. They may explode during transport to vibration and shock.
In terms of plastic packaging, PET bottles for soft drinks are thicker than PET bottles for mineral water.