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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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Bowser Beer for Dogs mimics longneck beer bottles

A broth-based beverage for dogs, Bowser Beer in 12-oz amber PET bottles is made for ‘beer drinkers and dog lovers who do almost everything with their dogs.’
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Preform technology enables ambient yogurt product

Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer Empresas Polar has introduced the first shelf-stable yogurt in the country through its subsidiary, Pascual Andina.
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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.
Two different quality-check tools are used by Graham Packaging to make sure the wide-mouth PET jars it’s making are consistently in spec.
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Keeping wide-mouth PET jars in spec

When blow/trim technology is used to make wide-mouth PET jars, the neck finish is blown into its shape rather than injection molded. Sophisticated quality-check tools come in handy.
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.
Hot-fill PET container holds 16 oz of barbecue sauce marketed by Old South Foods.
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16-oz hot-fill PET for BBQ sauce

Copacker Old South Foods’ first use of PET delivers glass-like appearance, reduced breakage, and improved filling.
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Skinnyminis cocktails are convenient in 200-mL PET

Beam’s popular Skinnygirl Margarita ready-to-serve cocktail is launched in a single-serve PET barrier bottle, opening the brand up to new venues.
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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.
Light weight and shatter resistance join with great shelf impact.
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Distinctive PET bottle for rum

The launch of McCormick Distilling Co.'s new Montego Bay Coconut Rum is marked by packaging with eye-catching design and color that gives the new brand strong shelf appeal.
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Sweet-pepper glaze in 32-oz PET bottle ideal for club-store use

Move to decanter-style, lightweight PET bottle by Heritage Family Specialty Foods for its sweet-pepper glaze provides entry into club-store market segment.
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Hot-filled hot sauce

Simply Functional LLC, a supplier of specialty health foods, has launched its ChiaSmart® line of salsas in new 12-oz ring-neck PET bottles from Amcor Rigid Plastics.
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PET wine bottle takes off with Air Transat

Canadian supplier of fine wines Societe de Vin Internationale launches a 1-L PET barrier bottle for its wine brands that quickly takes flight with Air Transat airlines.
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PET bottle flexes with hot filling

A sports/hydration beverage based on coconut water has been introduced in the first 20-oz stock PowerFlex PET container.
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New PET condiment packaging

Best Maid Products Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, is a leading Southwest regional supplier of pickle/relish products and dressings for retail and foodservice markets.
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Hain Celestial personal care line converts to 100% PCR PET bottles

360-deg switch from 100% virgin PET to 100% PCR PET yields a number of sustainability benefits, supports company’s green commitment.
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Bacardi Breezer puts the pressure on PET

Heavy carbonation in Bacardi’s rum beverage makes switching from glass to PET a technology challenge.
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Sweet! Bee at heart of flavored-water branding

One trend that is gaining momentum on shelves around the store is simplicity in on-pack branding and communications.
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Eco-spirits' use industry-first 100% PCR PET content

360 Vodka paves the way for sustainable liquor packaging, with a 100% PCR PET bottle.
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Sweet! Bee at heart of branding

Deluxe Honeydrop flavored water designed for high-end simplicity.
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Panel-free bottle for Hispanic-inspired tea

Glass-look 16-oz PET bottles are wrapped in interpretive-design labels.
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Method goes to PCR

Method Products has had a strong environmental position from the day it was founded. Now it’s converted 9 SKUs to 100% PCR PET.
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Elegant shape and graphics infuse RTD tea with Southern charm

Reily’s Luzianne is a Southern heritage food and beverage products brand.
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Welch's graphics dazzle with panel-less PET

Custom 14-oz bottle used for six juice varieties is an industry first.
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Aloe-flavored waters debut in domed PET bottles

Phoenix Beverage Corp., Phoenix, AZ, launched its new organic Aloe Breeze beverage line in 16.9-oz,
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PET wine bottle mirrors glass look

The U.K. chain debuts its private-label wine in 750-mL plastic bottles.
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Water bottles infused with smooth labels

Panel-free PET bottle for O Beverages provides smooth labeling for infused water.
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PET bottle flexes hot-fill muscle

DuPont Awards’ 19th editionThe 19th annual DuPont Awards Competition once again shines the spotlight on innovation in packaging. From 135 entries, 26 packs received awards.
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Unilever Phase-In Makes Transition To PET 'Seamless'

Often, when a product changes packaging materials, the move is an “all at once” proposition across the entire product line. Unilever Foods opted to phase in the transition of its Hellmann’s mayonnaise from glass jars into PET containers.
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Ribless Hot-Fill PET Cures Label Woes

There's a new wrinkle in beverage bottling: A hot-fill PET bottle with a smooth body panel.
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Body washes receive custom PET bottles

Method Home Products, San Francisco, CA, recently rolled out a line of gel and cream body washes in 15-oz, custom-manufactured, tear- (or bulb-) shaped PET bottles from Amcor PET Packaging.
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Bouillon goes to logistics-friendly PET jars

Unilever Foods North America, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, has converted its Hispanic line of Knorr-brand chicken-, beef-, and tomato-flavored granular bouillon products from glass jar packaging to PET jars in four sizes (100g, 225g, 450g and 1-kilo).
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Karo corn syrups pour into PET

Karo corn syrup debuted in 1902 in “friction-top tins,” then was filled into glass bottles for decades. This summer, Karo corn syrup made a bold step into monolayer PET bottles, supplied by Amcor PET Packaging.
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Brown-Forman adds 750-mLs in PET

Based on the success of its 1.75-L bottles of spirits in PET bottles, Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, is now making available its Canadian Mist, Early Times and Southern Comfort products in new 750-mL bottles of PET, made by Amcor PET Packaging. The launch of the new bottles began early this year.
New containers for stock powder products are induction sealed to enhance shelf life.
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Inducing an enhanced seal

Nestlé New Zealand recently added induction sealing to one of its powder-filling lines for improved seal quality and shelf life on containers of powder products.
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German brewer bets big on multilayer PET

This high-volume move to multilayer PET bottles for beer sold at retail in Germany could signal a much broader acceptance of PET for beer.See video
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Fruit<sub>2</sub>0 takes on a unique shape

Fruit20, the naturally fruit-flavored spring water from Veryfine Products, Littleton, MA, is rolling out into markets in a newly designed, custom PET bottle that’s decorated with a new label.
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Canadian Club moves to PET

Hiram Walker & Sons recently completed a glass-to-PET conversion for three different sizes of its well-known Canadian Club-brand whiskey.
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High-performance packaging

Amcor PET Packaging has helped create a custom-designed bottle for a new sports drink that aligns drink manufacturer Calypso with the Umbro sporting goods brand.
While the new labeler (above) at Music Mountain Water occupies minimal floor space, it's able to handle a range of bottle sizes
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Labeler sings a new tune at Music Mountain

A new labeler at the heart of a new bottling line is helping Music Mountain Water respond to growing demand for its own-brand and private-label bottled water.See in-plant video
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Gatorade's All-Stars don PET

In July, The Gatorade Company launched a line of hot-filled 12-oz Gatorade All-Stars beverages for “tweens” (kids between 8 and 12) in injection/stretch-blow-molded PET bottles from Amcor PET Packaging (Manchester, MI).