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On the reheat stretch/blow-molding machine on which PSM?s cryogenically cooled bottles are blown, mandrel-mounted preforms are c
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Cryogenic cooling of heat-set PET awaits patents

The technology's not commercial yet, and it certainly has its skeptics. Test results show that thermal and barrier properties are enhanced significantly by blowing PET into heated molds and cooling with LN2 delivered by a unique new system.
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KFC tests new meal plate

An ongoing test at select Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets will soon determine if a plated meal package for single servings should be adopted throughout the Louisville, KY-based KFC chain.

Pouch brings fruit smoothies to the supermarket

Houston-based Tropeak® is banking on a stand-up pouch with zipper reclosure to make Smoothy fruit drinks an everyday beverage in homes across America.

Dairy, juice products come up short

U.S. packagers of fluid milk, juice, yogurt and cottage cheese can expect more unannounced inspections from federal and state agencies seeking underfilled products.

Shaking things up at Snapple

"A package that meets the targeted consumer's needs" is how Snapple marketing manager Sylvia Oriatti describes the new Snapple Squeeze line of juice drinks in 20-oz bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate.
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Recycled content: Is the loop broken?

Part two of our exclusive look at recycled-content plastic packaging reports how some packagers justify using recycled resin, even in down markets. Plus, evidence that the "closing the loop" issue won't go away soon.
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Ocean Spray restages drink concentrates in wide-mouth PET bottles

Around our way, clear, hot-filled plastic bottles of Ocean Spray shelf-stable juice drink concentrates began showing up on supermarket shelves in late March.

PET bottle helps Campbell extend V8 brand

Campbell Soup Co. attracted considerable attention in early '96 when it launched a heat-set polyethylene terephthalate bottle for V8 vegetable juice (see PW, Apr.
Sold in 539 Migros supermarkets in Switzerland, Sports+Fit isotonic drink comes in a bottle made of a low-NDC-level PET copolyme
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PEN polymers lure beverage marketers

Superior thermal properties, chemical resistance, and high barrier to oxygen transmission have made PEN and other naphthalate-based materials irresistable for a hot-filled isotonic drink and for citrus juices.

Pepsi tells Detroit shoppers to get a grip

In early May, Pepsi-Cola Co., Somers, NY, began testing its Quick Grip PET bottle in four Detroit area supermarkets. "Ease of handling and pouring, that's what's being tested here," says Pepsi spokesperson Larry Jabbonsky.


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