Silgan Closures (Downers Grove, IL) recently partnered with ORBIS and Mid America Molds to develop a “caseless” system for bottled products that can replace traditional stacks of cases. The heart of the new system is the ORBIS XpressBulk, a system capable of moving loads of bottled products without the need for them to be in cases. This significantly reduces weight during shipping and eliminates return or disposal of the cases following shelving. Silgan provided its DBJ Series bottle closures that not only seal the bottles, but also helps stabilize them as they are stacked on the XpressBulk contoured trays in the caseless configuration. Mid America Molds developed molds that produce lightweight plastic bottles that integrate with Silgan’s closures, and the trays to help ensure the stable stacking that makes the caseless system work.