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Beverage Packaging

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Special labels lead to vodka sales

Dutch distiller Toorank has achieved strong market presence for its Petrikov Red and Blue flavored vodka, thanks to striking labels that employ thermochromic inks.
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A triple-channel rinser is used to spray the inside of each bottle with paracetic acid, sterile water, and sterile air.
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Moving aseptically into the future

A leader in the European fruit juice market, Germany’s Eckes-Granini is plunging into the future with the recent installation of an ACF line for .33- and 1-L PET bottles.
Full-color photo labels can now be found on Hollar Seeds pouches of seeds destined for farmers around the world.
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Hollar labels to order

International seed packager shifts to in-house color label printing to simplify process, save money.
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Sleeve label combines chips 'n' dip

Rumblers Chips ‘N’ Dip from Ennis Foods Ltd., Donegal, Ireland, combines tortilla chips and dip in a two-part clear plastic bowl and base, each with its own lid.
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Varietals veer toward ROPP

For two years, iconoclastic winery Bonny Doon has been busy switching from cork to aluminum ROPP caps. Now the conversion is nearly complete.
This closure, called torqued-on, pilfer-proof, is an adaptation of closures used for high-end spirits.
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Phillips abandons cork for screw cap

Torqued-on pilfer-proof cap from England looks like conventional capsule, but twists open easily.
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Pepsi's root beer adds a 'growl'

Trio of design firms works with Pepsi marketing to add bulldog to Mug root beer label. New look appeals to teen boys and their moms.
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Patented wine in a can

Barokes Wines, Melbourne, Australia, has moved its marketing of wine in a can throughout Southeast Asia and now looks to Europe and North America.
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Cups from corn quench thirsts here and abroad

What do Alken-Maes Breweries in Belgium, Tipperary Natural Mineral Water in Ireland, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, and the National Mall in Washington have in common?
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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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Design for new Labatt Select

Labatt Select, a new low-carbohydrate Canadian light beer, enlisted Shikatani Lacroix Brandesign for its packaging design needs when breaking into the quickly growing U.S. low-carb beer category.
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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.
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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