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Amcor Rigid Plastics: Lightweight 64-oz. hot fill PET bottle

Amcor Rigid Plastics’ patent-pending Powerblock 3.0 Container is a unique stock container for juices and teas that also delivers sustainability advantages by cutting 9 grams, or 13.2%, from the typical 68 gram PET bottle.
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Reduce shipping costs with Lightweight flip-cap

The 110mm Flapper Closure, one of the latest innovations from the newly combined Mold-Rite Plastics | Weatherchem | Stull Technologies team, offers controlled dispensing in a clean and modern design that uses 20% less material to reduce shipping weight and costs.
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Amcor Rigid Plastics: Aluminum
 screw-cap for PET spirits bottles

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded the
 use of its roll-on pilfer-proof (ROPP) finish design for aluminum 
screw-cap PET bottles to the spirits category with new 1.75L and 750ml stock
 PET bottles that offer light weight and smooth conversion from glass.
TWC uses the Eco Container for its 100% All Natural Protein Powders, in whey protein concentrate and high-performance whey protein isolate varieties, and in a new raw vegan protein formula, in chocolate and vanilla flavors, for Canada.
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Molded-pulp bottle is perfect for protein powder line

Natural health products brand Bodylogix follows in the footsteps of Seventh Generation when it launches an eco-friendly, convention-busting bottle for its protein powders.
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Johnson & Johnson awards Amcor for sustainability achievements

Johnson & Johnson (J&J), a multinational manufacturer of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical, and biotechnology products, awarded a 2012 Supplier Sustainability Award to Amcor Ltd.
The Infini bottle from Nampak Plastics Europe
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WorldStar Sustainability Award candidates announced

Packages on the WPO’s shortlist for the Sustainability Award include a lightweight milk bottle, a pallet that boasts a 40% improvement in everything, and an easy-crush PET bottle.
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Portola Packaging, Inc: Plug-seal closure for hot-fill, aseptic beverage packaging

The GreenLyte one-piece closure line from Portola Packaging is a new line of plug-seal, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) 38 mm closures for single and multiserve, hot-fill, and aseptic beverage packaging applications.
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Klockner Pentaplast: Light foamed medical packaging

Because current FDA medical-packaging regulations prohibit the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pentamed light foamed high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) films fill customers’ sustainability goals by providing material reduction as they reduce package weight while maintaining physical properties comparable to standard materials.
The Packsize EM7 automatic packaging machine.
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Staples delivers custom box sizes with every order

Staples rolls out new technology that creates cartons sized to fit each individual order. When the program is fully implemented, Staples will produce up to 1 million custom cases/day.
Material-reduced Kellogg's club-store pack gets graphic punch
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Material-reduced Kellogg's club-store pack gets graphic punch

The StrataGraph division of Great Northern Corp. supplies Kellogg's with a laminated SBS solution for its club-store packs of Pastry Crips that offers enhanced package graphics, while reducing material use and providing superior structural strength.

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