selig milk packagingThe history of milk packaging

The first domestic delivery of milk in a porcelain stoppered glass bottle was made by the UK’s Express Dairy Company in 1880. As a glass bottle is a reusable container, efforts were made to improve the bottle closure and the porcelain stopper (later glass) was replaced around the beginning of the 20th century by a US patented, disposable waxed cardboard capseal, making the whole process of sterilization and filling faster and more economical.