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O-I: Lightweight wine bottles

O-I’s Lean+Green® line of glass wine bottles are up to 27% lighter than similar wine bottles, according to the company.
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Innovation built on green principles

Sustainability remained a key criterion in this 22nd edition of the DuPont Awards. But this is mostly a story about innovation.
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Package appropriateness

Some package styles just plain fit certain product groups. A box of cereal, a tube of toothpaste, a bag of chips, a can of beans, a can of soup, a bottle of milk, a bottle of beer, a bottle of wine—in every case we automatically associate the package format with the product.

22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation--Silver winners

The following are the 2010 DuPont Silver Award winners—Innovation.

Glass best for health and the environment, study finds

The research, conducted independently for the Glass Packaging Institute, finds that consumers have a high level of trust in glass in key areas, including contamination issues.
Package Case Study

Beverage 'bottle can' wins DuPont Diamond Award

A multifaceted, game-changing technology for aluminum bottles has been aptly named a Diamond award winner for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction, and Sustainability.

Research: Wine, over time, doesn't hold up as well in plastic bottles or bag-in-box packaging

Researchers in France find that white wine loses freshness, taste within six months in single-layer and multilayer PET bottles and bag-in-box. Red wine also loses some stability.

Beverage packaging: Champagne falls out of favor as new economy calls for tighter budgets

“Premiumisation” gives way to a drive for value
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Marks & Spencer shifts wine into small, portable PET bottles

Consumer convenience, environmental concerns drive move for retailer’s wines in the U.K., another signal that wine on the whole is breaking with category traditions.

French vintner aims to take wine in new directions

Boisset Family Estates is getting away from the traditional glass bottle and going with a plastic bottle and a Tetra Pak container. Aluminum containers might be next.


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