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Beverage Packaging

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Steel can packs innovation and functionality

An elegant, curved shape and a subtle, embossed image of a coffee cup, saucer, and rising steam are the first things you notice about J.J. Darboven’s new steel coffee can for Warca-brand ground or bean coffee.
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McDonald's 'dips' into sliced apple bags

A plastic pouch containing 2.4 oz of ready-to-eat apple slices is part of McDonald’s new New Happy Meal Choices, aimed at providing parents and children with mix-and-match menu options.
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Closure energizes Olay vitamins

Consumer convenience is behind Pharmavite LLC’s use of Weatherchem’s NutraFlapper® closure for an Olay-brand vitamin supplement line introduced in August ’03.
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New PEN bottles in Denmark

Danish Brewery Group (DBG) has launched its Royal Pilsner and Royal Classic beers in new refillable 38-cL bottles of polyethylene napthalate (PEN), made by Rexam Petainer in Lidköping, Sweden.
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Anniversary makeover

Shikatani Lacroix Brandesign developed a new look for the 2003 vintage of the Hillebrand family of wines in conjunction with the winemaker’s 25th anniversary.
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Mount Gay Rum debuts new flavors in sophisticated packaging

Mount Gay Rum has added two new flavors to its flavored rum category: Mount Gay Mango Rum and Mount Gay Vanilla Rum. Each new flavor is packed into stylish bottles with graphics designed by MLR Design.
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Bud Light goes to no-label look

Bud Light 12-oz glass bottles get a fresh look this summer as glue-applied paper labels give way to clear film labels and the no-label look.
Glove ports allow operators to make adjustments at key machine areas.
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Swiss beverages go on the 'bloc'

An aseptic bloc filling system helps Pomdor AG
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Keith Spicer Ltd. bags efficient end loader

An automatic end-loading cartoning machine is helping tea and coffee producer Keith Spicer Ltd. pack up to 3.7 million tea bags each day. The Bradman Lake SL904 end loader operates on two shifts, handling the output of two baggers and two flow wrappers.
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Brown-Forman adds 750-mLs in PET

Based on the success of its 1.75-L bottles of spirits in PET bottles, Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, is now making available its Canadian Mist, Early Times and Southern Comfort products in new 750-mL bottles of PET, made by Amcor PET Packaging. The launch of the new bottles began early this year.
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Decorative tin

U.S. Can has released its only wine-themed decorative tin, “Salud.” Measuring 65?8”x113?16”, the tin is offset printed with images of wine glasses and grapes, in addition to scripted lists of different wine types.
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Award-winning package design

Deutsch Design Works recently won Double Gold Medals for packaging design at the 2004 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The award-winning design for Shakers Rose Vodka, Shakers Rye Vodka, and Shakers Original American Vodka in 200-ml and 700-ml sizes consists of a frosted glass bottle with a penguin icon.
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Nutty beer canister

What could be more natural than beer nuts in a beer can?
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P&G brews Home Café system

Consumers of Procter & Gamble’s well-known Folgers and Millstone coffees will soon be able to purchase single-cup varieties in tapered bags that stand on their flat bottoms.
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Putting a wrap on shelf life

A new USDA-formulated all-fruit bar achieves impressive shelf life thanks in part to its high-barrier wrapper that was initially developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer a healthy alternative to traditional military meals.

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