For most of the last four decades, consumers have been asking for bottles that are clear, easy to use, recyclable, and affordable. As a rule of thumb, any full bottle that weighs over 1.5 lbs. is a candidate for a handle, and any full bottle weighing more than 3 lbs. should have a handle for safety and ergonomic reasons. The traditional injection stretch blown process for making bottles has proven incapable of making a bottle with an integrated handle. This failure resulted in a broad range of compromises designed to make PET bottles easy to handle and use. Brand holders have utilized compromises such as wrap-around neck collars, indented finger grips, snap-on bail carriers, etc. to satisfy the need for convenience and safety on PET containers. All of these compromises end up adding cost, slowing production, and leaving the consumer wanting a clear PET recycle code 1 bottle with the ergonomics of HDPE. PI Labs’ solution does not require any of these compromises, and delivers economics, ergonomics, and design aesthetics.