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Opposing approaches in fighting obesity

In the UK, soft drink makers are increasing some bottle sizes in the fight against obesity, while in the U.S. some cans are shrinking.
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Coca-Cola builds incremental sales with 'cause' packaging

Specially designed Diet Coke cans are supporting a heart-health campaign and strengthening Coca-Cola’s reputation as a supporter of special events.
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Wine packaging pops a toast to new closures

Some sparkling wines are shedding corks for crown caps and other closures. These changes come on top of the category’s more playful labels and new packaging formats.
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Value and health drive new food and beverage packaging

A depressed economy and consumers' increasing concerns about personal, as well as environmental, health and wellness drive food and beverage packaging innovations.
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Views on impacts of private-label growth

 
Tray Formers for pallet-sized trays
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Tray Formers for pallet-sized trays

See this video clip of Wayne Automation's JTF-10 Trayformer with Automatic Pallet Load and Discharge.  The system is available in three infeed models to meet specification production requirements.
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The mood at Aseptipak: upbeat and investment-minded

Aseptic packaging is probably more appealing to U.S. food and beverage packagers than at any point since those clever people at Tetra Pak put aseptic packaging on the map so many decades ago.
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Plastic Technologies' Dr. Brady receives Lifetime Achievement Award from SPE's blow molding division

Dr. Thomas E. Brady, and founder of Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI), was recently awarded the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Plastic Engineers’ (SPE) Blow Molding Division. The award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to blow molding technology.
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Coke introduces 90-calorie mini can

Keeping a global commitment to put calories front of package on most products, this 7.5-fl. oz. mini can rolls out this December in Washington D.C. and New York. The rest of us will see it by March 2010.
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Retailers' role in package development: More work to do

 Do retailers aid innovation? Many survey respondents say yes, but CPG companies are less inclined to agree. Progress will require more collaborative input involving suppliers.

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