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Absolut unveils first state-inspired vodka

With a warm, spicy character, Absolut Vodka’s Limited Edition Absolut Texas variety uses package graphics featuring a modern spin on iconic Texas imagery.
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MillerCoors first to add more detailed nutritional labeling

MillerCoors takes advantage of new voluntary on-pack nutrition labeling guidelines for alcohol to market Miller64, ‘the ideal beer choice for people living a balanced lifestyle.’
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Video: New Bud Light Cool Twist reclosable bottle

Using patented bottle technology, the new Bud Light Cool Twist 16-oz reclosable aluminum bottle features a sleek, innovative package design.
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New Coke bottle for U.K. is lightest 330-mL ever

Design technology investments and changes in the glass-forming process by U.K. glass manufacturer results in 190-g weight for 330-mL bottle.
TIDY WAREHOUSE. Neat stacks of warehoused cases are now a reality since the water-based palletizing adhesive went into use at Premium Waters.
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A stabilizing solution

Pallet stabilizing system eliminates shrink wrap trays while reducing both rework and the amount of stretch film used for a difficult-to-stack bottled water.
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Laser coding dries up condensation problems

Saratoga Springs Water Company, Saratoga Springs, NY, bottles upscale sparkling and non-sparkling, flavored and unflavored spring waters in both glass and PET containers.
Lightweighted PET bottle went from 33 to 24 g.
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Coca-Cola Amatil wins awards for PET bottle

Coca Cola Amatil has won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award as well as a 2013-2014 Worldstar award from the World Packaging Organization with a lightweighted PET bottle.
MODULAR PARTS. Changeover from one bottle size to another has gotten so much easier thanks in large part to the new case packer’s modular parts.
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New case packer eliminates bottleneck

New machine lets this New York craft brewer increase production by 30%, improve beer quality and shelf life, and redeploy operators in more meaningful activities.
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PaperBoy paper wine bottle a U.S. first

Winemaker Truett-Hurst launches a fully recyclable, molded-pulp wine bottle to appeal to eco-conscious, on-the-go wine lovers, selling a quarter-million bottles in the first 60 days.
Innovative package design dazzles for LIQS rollout.
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Innovative package design dazzles for LIQS rollout

Recyclable polystyrene shot glass with colorful graphic bursts aims to attract sophisticated millennial consumers.
FLEXIBLE PACKS. This lineup shows some of the varieties  of 50-mL Pocket Shot packs.
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Pocket Shot hunts for pouch sealing solution

Ultrasonic sealing virtually eliminates leakers attributable to a previous hot-seal/cold-seal approach.
TOP-CLIP. Carlsberg’s Astra brand uses a top-clip paperboard ‘carton’ to package its six packs.
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Secondary packaging done offline at Carlsberg

Carlsberg Germany creates offline center for secondary packaging of nonstandard packaging formats, replacing manual packing and increasing output to 14,400 bottles/hr.
THE STUFFER. Freshly erected corrugated cases convey directly beneath empty paperboard six-pack carriers so the carriers can be inserted into the cases.
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Craft brewer automates to grow

From an overhead depalletizer that handles both cans and bottles to a robotic case packer that greatly reduces the risk of broken bottles, new capabilities at Troegs are impressive.
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First 100% recycled-content water cooler bottle launched

Pioneering water company Ice River Springs expands its plastic recycling initiatives, producing the first closed-loop 100% recycled-content bottle for the water cooler.
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Upbeat protein drink label encourages bottle recycling

The Good Whey Company selects a premium-finish label material for its new protein dairy drink that provides shelf impact and facilitates bottle recycling.

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