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While the returnable/refillable Bonaqua bottle is made from costly PEN homopolymer, the other two bottles shown here are made fr
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Naphthalate-based bottles beckon

High-performance bottles made of PEN homopolymer or naphthalate-based copolyesters are beginning to find their way out of technical conferences and onto store shelves around the globe.
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American brewers exporting more to Japan

It may not balance U.S. imports of automobiles, but U.S. brewers are becoming ever more important as production and packaging houses for beer brands in Japan.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Bill Laimbeer and Vinnie Johnson, former Detroit Pistons pro basketball players will form a box business called Piston Packaging, Inc.
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Test packages of MGD show alcohol content

Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing Co., a subsidiary of Philip Morris Cos., Inc., is testing new packaging for Miller Genuine Draft in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Albany, NY.
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High-performance polyesters

HiPERTUF(TM) polyester resins from Shell Chemical (Akron, OH) are homopolymer 2ƾ dimethyl naphthalate-based polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), which provide a number of benefits over PET, including hotter fill temperatures, better chemical resistance, and improved gas and UV barriers.
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Stroh launches special carton, grip bottle

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War II and salute its veterans, Detroit-based Stroh Brewery will market its Schlitz beer from May to October in two cartons with nostalgic designs.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. (St. Louis, MO) in a joint venture with Zhongde Brewery (Wuhuan, China) will begin producing Budweiser beer in China.
Pouches exit the rotary filling turret and are drawn through a top-sealing device
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Pouch production soars at Goya division

A continuous-motion pouch-packaging operation at Packaging Ltd. is nearly 200% faster and 70% more accurate than the intermittent-motion system it replaced.
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Reusability wins awards

The Ron Hayter Awards, for plastic packaging designed with environmental impact in mind, were announced November 8. Sponsored by the Environment and Plastics Institute of Canada (EPIC), headquartered in Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, the awards program is in its fifth year.
Under conditions prevalent in many repulping operations (120?F, ?10?F, near neutral pH), the addition of Mead?s repulpable wet-s
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Making performance paper greener

Mead joins list of papermakers to develop processes permitting recovery of troublesome paper packaging. Repulpable wet-strength board could be a major boost to paper recovery.

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