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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.
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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.
Materials Product Brief

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.

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.

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.
Materials Product Brief

Zeller Plastik France SAS: Linerless closure

From Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL), the linerless Ultra-Seal(TM) closure provides a taste-free seal for bottled water. The high-impact copolymer PP closure is available in 28- and 38-mm sizes.

Bottled water labeling

Bottled water may be safe, but the environmental activist group Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned FDA to set strict limits for a wide variety of contaminants in bottled water and to require bottled water labels to disclose contaminants.

Coca-Cola taps PET to launch water

After months of speculation, water in plastic bottles from Atlanta, GA-based The Coca-Cola Co. is the real thing in the U.S. The pale blue-tinted polyethylene terephthalate bottles provide a distinctive appearance for Dasani, which the company expects to launch nationwide this spring.

Barrier bottles up oxygen

In October 1998, Burlington, WA-based Clearly Canadian unveiled its super-oxygenated bottled water, O+2. Available unflavored or in two flavored versions, O+2 is enhanced with up to 10 times the normal concentration of oxygen naturally found in water.


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