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Beverage Packaging

Alumi-Tek aluminum bottle unveiled by Canned Water 4 Kids.
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Aluminum bottles unveiled at CW4K

At Canned Water 4 Kids, joining the 12-oz aluminum can is a sleek 16-oz reclosable aluminum bottle.
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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.
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.
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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Diageo's Tanqueray Old Tom gets new life

A limited edition of Diageo’s Tanqueray Old Tom gin features label graphics that retain some classic elements of the former design while refreshing others.
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Cider maker achieves 18% reduction in packaging weight

A redesigned glass bottle from U.K. company Thatchers Cider includes design touches that increase shelf appeal and offers an 18% reduction in packaging weight.
QUALITY INSPECTION. An inspection system immediately following the monobloc rinser/filler/capper on Line 9 (left) inspects the package fill level and cap placement. The same system is also used on Lines 8 and 10.
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Diageo invests $120M in three new bottling lines

Diageo expands its Plainfield, IL, bottling facility with three new high-speed lines, including a 300-bpm glass bottle line and a 260-bpm filling line for PET flasks.
VARNISHED RAVEN. Gloss varnish over the raven image creates contrast against the matte background.
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Hands-on wine packaging

Label redesign helps Minnesota winery gain better brand recognition.
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A Coca-Cola milestone

Looking back over the last 20 years worth of stories we’ve published, one can’t help but be struck by how many of those stories are about something that the Coca-Cola Co. did.
Dog Tag Brewing launches beer honoring America’s fallen warriors
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Dog Tag Brewing launches beer honoring America’s fallen warriors

Unique can images made possible using special printing technology tell the story of 12 fallen warriors.
GANTRY PACKER. Among the new pieces of equipment in Line 1 is the top-loading gantry case packer.
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Optimized lines at Bacardi Beaucaire

At a historic facility in the south of France, Bacardi engineers have found a way to increase speed, efficiency, and flexibility by taking six lines down to two.
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MAP comes to dairy

Described as “the first application of modified-atmosphere packaging technology in a dairy product,” a 6.5-oz whipped cheese product from New Holland, PA-based BC-USA was the subject of a feature story in our February issue of 1995, year two of Packaging World’s existence.
Polypropylene coffe pods offer key benefits compared to polystyrene.
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PP coffee pods win award

Intelligent Blends received the People’s Choice Award for Packaging at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) 26th Annual Exposition in Seattle, WA.
NO SUBSTITUTE. FCB co-owner Tom Peters says, “When your business begins to grow, there is no substitute for well-engineered automation.”
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Craft beer maker implements automated bottle packing

Fort Collins Brewery saves time, labor, and worker tedium, while increasing production capacity to better serve growing markets.
STRIKING APPEARANCE. For flawless shrinkability on the globe-shaped bottles, that’s a function of the PETG film specified for the job.
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Shrink-sleeve label is a hit with kids

New line of zero-calorie beverages aimed at kids takes full advantage of Disney-licensed graphics, which spring to life thanks to special PETG label material and VSOP offset printing.

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