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Beverage Packaging

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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.
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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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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.
For its LifePak dietary supplements, Pharmanex worked closely with its film vendor to develop a material with suitable barrier c
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Supplement packs deliver healthy results

Custom structure helps Pharmanex meet multiple needs for its packets of LifePak dietary supplements.
Optically-clear multilayer cylindrical bottles meet a difficult set of requirements for bioM?rieux, maker of the BacT/ALERT line
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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers

Medical diagnostics maker bioMérieux pioneers switch to multilayer plastic bottles for blood culture samples.
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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers (sidebar)

From food to pharmaceuticals
Carton blanks are opened and bottom-sealed on each of the six mandrels on a wheel within the aseptic machine. This occurs in thr
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Phanner grows with gable-top cartons

Resealable screw caps on gable-top cartons provide ease of use for a variety of beverages filled at Pfanner’s plant in Lauterach, Austria. See video
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Energetic design

Ferolito Vultaggio & Sons have given their Extreme Energy Shot beverage a new taste profile and larger package. A larger, cutting-edge package communicates the power of the beverage, which is made with real cane sugar and 10% real juice, as well as some other high-performance ingredients such as Taurine and Ginseng.
In-house label printing allows Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating to print as needed. That eliminates material waste and saves mone
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Printers help bottom line become healthy

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, a maker of nutritious meals, replaces preprinted labels with in-house printed labels that reduce cost and waste.
Pacific Wine Partners positioned one accumulator inside the filling room (shown) and one further downstream ahead of the case pa
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Winery turns the tables on backups

Pacific Wine Partners uncorks more uptime at higher speeds and efficiencies since installing two compact accumulators that smooth production flow for tapered bottles. See video

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