In December, Heaven Hill introduced three 750-mL "Single Barrel" premium aged Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys, each in a decorative glass container placed on a special gift carton and sold throughout the year.
Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model AC-I Integral Bottle Cleaner. It inverts containers, blasts them with filtered ionized air and vacuums them over an effective range of up to 30" without the need for twist chutes or change parts.
M&O Perry Industries (Corona, CA) has introduced new Monobloc® Series Machinery that can be custom designed to orient, fill, close and heat-seal a wide variety of uniquely shaped medical or biotech packages.
Judging by the results of a recent exclusive Packaging World survey, pressure-sensitive labels are gaining in popularity at the expense of other forms of container decoration, including direct printing, glue-applied labels and screen printing.