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Amcor: Hot-fill PET containers with metal lug closures

Said to be a first for the food packaging industry, Amcor Rigid Plastics’ A-PEX63 system consists of a unique blow-and-trim 24-oz PET container which allows the fitment of metal lug closures to produce the look and feel of a glass jar with a metal lug closure – including the reassuring, functional “pop” tamper-evident indicator button on the closure.
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Petainer: PET keg

The petainerKeg™ Linestar is based on the petainerKeg™ classic blown, one-way, recyclable PET keg, and features a significantly redesigned outer shell which enables it to fit specifically on existing steel-keg filling lines; reduce logistics costs up to 30% and maintain taste quality equal to that of steel.
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Bemis Healthcare Packaging: Transdermal packaging

Alternatives to Barex meet chemical resistance and barrier property requirements for transdermal packaging.
Package Case Study
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Skincare balm comes in 3D-printed, PLA container

Anita’s Balm founder brings package manufacturing in-house, creating a custom twist-up container resembling a mini amphora jar, made from compostable PLA resin.
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Engineering plastics’ properties drive adoption globally

Processing ease and toughness will help plastics reach $86.42 billion by 2020, predicts Frost & Sullivan.
Package Case Study
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Sports drink bottle redesign wins accolades

New 16.9-oz PET bottle for Hoist sports drink wins design award for a new structure that elevates the brand and enhances competitiveness in the sports drink category.
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Plastic Technologies: Foamed PET bottle technology

Fi-Cell (fine cellular) foamed PET bottle technology from Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) through an agreement with Toyo Seikan Co. Ltd., gives carbonated beverages, wine, spirits, cosmetics, personal care, and other applications physical and visual properties not previously available in a monolayer bottle.
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Rollprint: Chemically-resistant film for pharma applications saves money, environment

Designed for pre-made or inline pouching, lidding, and flow wrap packages, Rollprint’s Exponent film is a chemically-resistant, clear flexible film for high-barrier pharmaceutical applications that features a reduced number of layers and gauge to offer cost-savings and create an improved environmental profile.
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U.S. PET recycling rate hits 31% in 2013

Strong end-use markets drive growth in domestic PET processing, but challenges remain.
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Plastic Suppliers: Heat-stable shrink label film

Plastic Suppliers, Inc. launches its new Polyflex® transverse direction orientated (TDO), heat-stable oriented polystyrene shrink (OPS) label film for shrink label converters in the Americas and Europe.
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