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Rigid Container Packaging

K-Mug small
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Keurig coffee-to-go pods are recyclable

A new hot beverage pod from Keurig, the K-Mug, joins two other pod formats for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system that are now available in recyclable polypropylene.
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Amway haircare rebranding brings global appeal

In a complete redesign of the packaging for its Satinique haircare line, Amway creates a vibrant, elegant, and easily navigable system expressly designed for a global audience.
FILLER BLOCK. The 12-oz glass bottles typically run through the rinser/filler/crowner at a speed of about 350/min.
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Craft brewer returns to sweet home Chicago

CAGR is at 50% over the past five years, so Lagunitas is hitting on all cylinders. The future looks even brighter since the firm opened a new brewery on Chicago’s west side.
rokz’ line of Infusion products
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Bottle brings spice to craft cocktail category

As the craft cocktail movement explodes in bars and restaurants around the world, fans of these handmade, high-quality drinks are increasingly looking for ways to create cocktail recipes with exotic and fresh ingredients at home.
Red Brick chooses Novelis evercan
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Craft beer selects can with 90% PCR content

Georgia’s oldest brewery selects a high-recycled content aluminum can for its products to align with its sustainability goals, without sacrificing the quality of its beer.
New label energizes Rebel Yell for a new era.
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Premium label for Kentucky bourbon

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon from St. Louis-based Luxco is reborn for a new era with revitalized packaging and increased brand support.
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Spirits bottle celebrates Lunar New Year

A special, limited-edition bottle for Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whiskey employs Chinese ceramic artistry to celebrate the Year of the Ram.
PACKAGE INSPECTION. Amway turned to Mettler-Toledo’s product inspection group for Hi-Speed checkweighers and Safeline x-ray insp
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New equipment energizes Amway’s nutritional packaging

Eight checkweighers and six x-ray systems support canister, stick-pack and pouch packaging lines at Amway’s Nutrilite® facility in Ada, MI.
GreenShield Organic sugarcane-based HDPE bottle
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Sugarcane-based bottle aligns with organic cleaners

Organic cleaning products company Greenology switches to sugarcane-based HDPE bottles that provide the same functionality as petroleum-based packaging in a renewable material.
New Weiman floor cleaner package design
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New floor cleaning bottle triples Weiman’s sales

Replacing a lime-green oblong bottle with a clean, soft-edged, ergonomic container that clearly communicates the product’s use, Weiman’s new floor cleaner bottle triples sales.
COMPONENTS & ASSEMBLY. The ‘slide-out’ packages are primarily assembled on line with some semi-automatic and manual work. Each o
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Easy-open mobile phone packaging

Especially targeted to seniors, multi-component package incorporates easy-lift tabs with no cutting utensils required.
Instant Knockout supplement
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Supplement product & package deliver one-two punch

For a new weight-loss supplement targeted toward men, Robert Parker, owner of Roar Ambition in the U.K., sought a dramatic package format that would help his product stand out in the crowded supplements field.
Tin Man
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Craft brewer crazy about aluminum cans

Tin Man Brewing Company not only selects aluminum cans for its craft beer varieties, but it also hosts a website to publicize the benefits of this packaging format.
LGIHTER IS BETTER. Empty 1-gal ECOJUGS™ weigh 52 g versus about 62 g for more traditional 1-gal dairy jugs.
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Light-weight dairy jugs significantly cut HDPE usage

United Dairy replaces standard gallon milk jugs and saves 1.7 million pounds of plastic in less than two years.
SIX PRE-DOSERS. The customized modular linear filler features a portioning system that begins with six pre-dosers that fill cont
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Seasonings filled accurately and fast

Germany’s Maggi replaces outdated jar transport and filling system for its instant dry seasoning products to eliminate glass breakage, and improve dosing accuracy and speed.

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