Page 10: Bottling Coca-Cola
So far this case study has focused on the canning process for Coca-Cola. The bottling process, whether in glass or PET (plastic), is very similar. Each plastic bottle starts as test-tube size and is blown up like a balloon into the final bottle shape.
Whereas franchisees receive cans that already have the logo and any promotional details on them, bottlers apply the labels from large reels once the bottles have been formed.
At the end of the bottling line, bottles are automatically sealed with a cap immediately after they have been filled.