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PET water bottles: recycling grows, while weight drops

New studies show that the recycling rate for bottled water reached nearly 39% in 2011, while amount of PET plastic used in bottled water containers continues to drop.
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PET bottle with rigid liner shows promise for multiple applications

New package for the dispensing and delivery of sensitive chemicals offers shatter-resistance, a light weight, and full product evacuation; technology is available for license.
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New consortium addresses PET recycle stream issues

Members, representing the entire value chain, consider multiple solutions to the problem of full-wrap labels in the PET recycle stream.
Klockner Pentaform SmartCycle film
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Klockner Pentaplast: PET films use 100% PCR content

The Pentaform SmartCycle film product line from Klockner Pentaplast has been extended to include Pentaform SmartCycle PET films consisting of 100% post-consumer-recycled (PCR) content.
PharmaTainer
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Single-use containers for biologicals

Cellon SA a launched PharmaTainer sterile, single-use containers for storage, freezing, and manipulation of biologicals.
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L'Oreal Rexam
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L’Oreal Paris compact launches in U.S.

ABS screw cap embossed with L’Oreal Paris logo, integral liner, and crystalline, glass-like PETG jar deliver stunning appearance for make-up compact.
Justin's nut butters now come in containers made from 100% PCR PET.
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Justin's nut butters relaunched in 100% PCR PET

Organic, all-natural nut-butter products now use containers having 100% post-consumer recycled PET content.
Xcel Milk is packaged in an injection/stretch blow-molded bottle made from rPET.
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Milk-based drink for post-exercise recovery flexes rPET muscles

High-quality post-exercise recovery drink launches in the U.K. in a unique, sporty 500-mL bottle made from rPET.
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Kraft cooks up another quick-prep meal kit

Capitalizing on its salad dressing expertise, Kraft creates a kit of bottled sauce and dressing that, when added to chicken and salad, results in a quick, six-serving meal.
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New package washes away dishwashing brand’s identity crisis

Switch to clear PET container and pressure-sensitive label enhances brand image, promotes packaging efficiency, and increases sales for Chinese dishwash detergent.

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