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PET liquor flask half the weight of glass

Taking a lesson from the popularity of its large-size spirits bottles in PET, M.S. Walker, a wine and spirits wholesaler/distributor, sought the same packaging solution for its 100-mL glass bottles.
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Eco Friendly vodka goes from glass to PET

Custom 1.75-L PET bottle for McCormick’s Eco Friendly 360 Vodka offers lighter weight with glass-like appearance, and is first to feature a swing-top closure.
Goya switched from glass (at left) to PET bottles (right) for its line of marinades.
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Goya goes lightweight, moving marinades from glass to PET

New PET hot-fill technology allows for a custom six-side flat-panel design for marinade bottles that provides an iconic shape, along with environmental savings over glass.
Materials Product Brief
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Graham Packaging: 24-oz. hot-fill PET food jar

Graham Packaging’s high-clarity, 24-oz. hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) jar incorporates the company’s new, patent-pending StarFlex base technology and its Monosorb oxygen barrier system, which addresses the performance issue of oxygen migration when using smaller containers.
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Vegetables get the squeeze in new plastic package

Italian food manufacturer is the first to use a PP squeeze bottle to dispense its line of creamed vegetable products.
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Bronco Wines flying high in PET

Single-serve, PET format for Bronco Wine brands proves a convenient option for airlines, which appreciate the convenience and light weight of the 187-mL bottle.
Xango PET
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Xango moves to PET for nutritional supplement beverage

Switch from glass to plastic provides economic and sustainable packaging advantages for its Xango Juice.
Planters container
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Planters, Sonoco partner for sustainability

Glass-to-plastic switch reduces weight of packaging and the number of trucks to distribute product.
Feature Article
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PET for liquor gains ground in Canada

In Canada today, between one-quarter and one-third of all liquor is sold in plastic bottles, according to a report from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association.
Feature Article
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Plastic bottles and closures: Market trends in Europe

AMI Ltd. reviews here some of their findings on where further penetration of plastic materials in consumer rigid plastic container markets may exist.
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