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Purchasing moves 'slow speed ahead'

Pharmaceutical/medical and beverage markets will drive packaging machinery spending this year, says a PMMI study. U.S. domestic equipment sales are expected to rise 2% to 3% in 2000 to $4.9 billion.
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Spendrups managing director Jens Spendrups (left) and Tetra Pak CEO Gunnar Brock (right) toast the plastic beer bottle at a Febr
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Plastic's beckoning to beer

Two European brewers are pushing ahead with barrier coatings on PET bottles while a third is expanding its use of coinjected multilayer technology.
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French brewers say <i>oui</i> to plastic

Web exclusive: Brasseries Heineken puts another brand in 1/2-L plastic and introduces a 1-L plastic beer bottle, consisting of three materials in five layers and coinjection stretch/blow-molded by Continental PET Technologies (Florence, KY). Separately, Strasbourg, France-based Kronenbourg commits not only to the unusal step of self-manufacturing its own PET bottles, but to Actis (Amorphous Carbon Treatment on Internal Surface) coating process from Sidel (Norcross, GA).
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Graphics boost beverage launch

Now being launched in select markets around the country are ?-L (16.9-oz) bottles of Hydrators, a lightly flavored natural spring water from Aqua Vie Beverage Corp., Sun Valley, ID.
Freshly blown bottles are collated by this row-former and then swept to the left onto a matte-top conveyor. Bottles are held on
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Self-manufacture of bottles brings savings

In-house blow molding of 500-mL PET bottles is expanding in a big way at Aberfoyle Springs. Two blow-molding machines are in, and a third is on the way.
In the station shown above, thermally conditioned injection-molded preforms are being handed off to the portion of the bottle-ma
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Guzzlers bring new gear to Twin Mountain

When fruit-flavored Guzzlers proved popular, this bottled water marketer moved quickly to install both new bottle-making equipment as well as a new packaging line.
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Northwest Coatings, LLC: UV laminating adhesive

Northwest Coatings (Oak Creek, WI) has introduced a UV laminating adhesive for construction of labels for bottled water and other HDPE containers that are subject to storage under nonrefrigerated conditions.
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Water bottler in Spain launches handled PET

Solan de Cabras, a bottled water marketer in Cuenca, Spain, is among the first users of a new injection/ stretch blow-molding technology from Aoki (Elk Grove Village, IL).
The automatic shrink bundler produces multipacks in unsupported film or in overwrapped trays
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Aseptic PET is Henniez's cup of tea

A leader in the bottled water business in Switzerland, Henniez is making a bold move into in-line blowing and aseptic filling of plastic bottles for iced teas.
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Bottled water gets hip

A unique, flask-shaped container made of polyethylene terephthalate for Vijay mineral water is attracting the attention of consumers in Australia, where the package debuted in January.

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