Packaging offers a variety of standard colors in both our
PET and HDPE packaging. Bottles and jars in standard colors
are available with no minimum orders, and with no color purge
PET Standard Colors
Alpha Packaging offers six standard colors for polyethylene
terephthalate packaging: light amber, dark amber, clear, cobalt
blue, dark green and white. When stock PET bottles are in-stock in our standard colors, customers may order a single case
of standard color products without being subject to a color
purge charge, but some standard colors carry an additional
color charge.* However, not every PET bottle and jar is stocked in every standard
color, so ask your Alpha Sales or Customer Service Representative
for details. For PET items and colors that are not currently in-stock, a 10,000-piece minimum order and $250 color purge charge may apply.
*White PET bottles and jars carry a 5% upcharge over the
current Alpha price list; cobalt blue and dark green bottles
and jars carry a 10% upcharge.
HDPE Standard Colors
We also offer two standard colors for high-density polyethylene
packaging: natural and white.
Alpha will sell a single case of white or natural HDPE bottles, jars and
canisters if the items are in-stock and available on the floor. However if the item is not in-stock, customers may be required to place a 25,000-piece minimum order for items made at Alpha Michigan and a 10,000-piece minimum order for items made at any of our other four plants.
Additional Color Charges
Please note: All custom colors for PET and HDPE packaging
carry a 10% upcharge over Alpha's current price list. Custom colors or special additives or resins (including post-consumer resins) require a minimum order of 10,000 pieces. For orders greater than 10,000 pieces but less than 25,000 pieces, customers will be charged a $500.00 purge charge per color or additive. For orders between 25,000 and 50,000 pieces, a $350.00 color purge charge will apply. For orders of 50,000 or more pieces in a custom color or special resin, Alpha will waive the purge charge. Please see our General
Policies for complete details.