Both Monarch and MCorp – the companies that together create the Monarch Group – started as custom blow molders and work to help design PET, HDPE, PP containers. Our Container Consultants & Product Design Team have extensive experience in designing customs containers, as well as converting packages from various other materials.
Using our New Product Introduction Process & our One-Stop-Shop capabilities, we manage the process in 7 steps. At each stage, we partner with our customers to bring their packaging visions into reality. With our extensive capabilities, we can help you design almost any package you can imagine.
7-Step New Product Introduction Process
We start with the customer concept – this can be anything from a 3D render, reproducing an existing bottle, or even just a sketch of an idea on a napkin! Together, we pick up where you left off in designing your container, and guide you through the steps of our proven manufacturing process.
In the second step, we take your concept and translate it into a manufacturable container by converting it into product drawings. Our Product Design Team transforms your idea into a container that is true to the original concept & serves the intended application, while also incorporating the requirements for the specific manufacturing process. We ensure that the product fits & serves your business & your end user’s needs.
During our collaborative revisions, we fine tune the container design until it fits your concept, needs, and is within range of general production capabilities. To support our customers fully, we offer the first drawing & two revisions free of charge.
Once we have aligned, finalized, & approved the product drawing, we translate the file into a 3D CAD format that allows for full digital inspection from every angle, to ensure that it meets every one of your requirements. The 3D Design stage provides another opportunity to further assess the packaging & confirm whether any other changes need to be made.
Step 5 is optional, although highly recommended. For a small fee of 200-300$, The Monarch Group will generate a solid 3D printed model that allows you to physically see & feel your new design. These models are helpful when assessing packaging lines or corrugated boxes. They are also especially important for new products coming to market, in order to prepare your marketing, operations, & engineering teams for the new product.
The Unit Cavity Prototyping is also an optional step, and very highly recommended. When timelines permit, we can build a single cavity production mold that allows us to produce representative samples of the physical container. This is particularly helpful for new or innovative designs that may require further iterations to arrive at a quality finished product, or when converting a container into new materials that may not completely support the original design. We think of this as an important insurance policy that prevents unwanted surprises in the finished product – and this, at a significantly lower cost than tweaking & building a new production mold post-production.
Step 7, our final step, is finished product manufacturing. During this step, the production mold is validated, & samples are produced for final review & approval. Once we have ensured that everything is within specifications according to the drawings, we send a small box of samples to you for final approval, free of charge. Once approved by the customer, we request signed samples be sent back for quality records. Then, your new container is ready to go into production!