DOUBLE ACTING. Using tooling like this, the 20-head capping system now running in Truesdale, MO, pushes the aluminum capsule down onto the top of the bottle and also gently rolls on the cap, in the process forming the cap threads and tamper-evident band.
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Coca-Cola masters ROPP cap on aluminum bottle

Groundbreaking work with roll-on pilfer-proof technology has helped Coke move from an impact-extruded aluminum bottle to a much lighter drawn and ironed bottle.
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Corn: Boon or bane for bioplastics packaging?

Can bioplastics thrive on a diet of corn?
Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack
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Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack

Rohto Cool Max introduction adds variety to eyedrop packaging.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, announced that Gerardo Barajas has been hired as director of EXPO PACK Events. In this new role, Barajas will have oversight of EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, PMMI’s trade shows in Latin America.
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PMMI welcomes Gerardo Barajas as EXPO PACK Event Director

Barajas will have oversight of EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, PMMI’s trade shows in Latin America.
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Block-cheese bag adopts easy-seal system

U.K. dairy brand Anchor launches new packaging for blocks of its Cheddar cheese that uses an intuitive reseal system with self-mating hooks on a flexible bag.
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Can holds snack serving of hummus & chips

New Tribe To Go offers a single serving of hummus and pita chips in a handy, portable composite can, created for consumers hungering for healthy, on-the-go snacks.
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Digital disruption

“It’s a massive opportunity to manufacture short runs cost effectively and manage SKU proliferation to our advantage.”
Hard cider stands out in a relaunch.
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Hard cider stands out in relaunch

Glass packaging is helping Oliver Winery differentiate its BeanBlossom Hard Cider in an increasingly competitive category.
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Cooking sauces satisfy in IML thin-wall containers

Unique cooking sauce product is packaged in a thin-wall, IML-decorated container with high-impact graphics that highlight its roots in dairy.
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Packaging Hall of Fame 2014

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Steady growth forecast for U.S. flexible packaging
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Steady growth forecast for U.S. flexible packaging

Flexible Packaging Assn. envisions 2014 growth of 3.8% to $28.2 billion, making it one of the fastest-growing packaging segments in the U.S.
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AIPIA Congress comes to Pack Expo

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Association (AIPIA) will survey the role active and intelligent packaging technology can play in profitability during AIPIA’s Congress (Nov. 2–4) during Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago).
Off The Shelf: New snack pack stands out in hummus aisle
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Off The Shelf: New snack pack stands out in hummus aisle

Tribe Mediterranean Foods’ new Tribe To Go Hummus & Pita Chips snack pack, in a black composite can holding a portion cup of dip and a bag of chips, stands out on shelf with a unique format and trendy, fun graphics.
Barrier PET bottle for skinnygrape.
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skinnygrape expands to 330-mL barrier PET

Andrew Peller Ltd., a leading producer and marketer of quality wines in Canada, has introduced skinnygrape spritzers, a popular low-calorie spritzer in a sleek-looking premium 330-mL barrier PET bottle.
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Report highlights CPGs' sustainability achievements

Industry association publishes report on the successes of some of its members in making sustainability advancements in the areas of air, waste, and water.

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