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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.
Medicine kit pack rides Coca-Cola crates to save lives in Zambia  and captured the premier Diamond and the Special 25th Anniversary Food Security award.
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The DuPont Awards—from strength to strength for 25 years

This year's top winner is special. By leveraging the Coca-Cola Company’s distribution network, it gets medicines and instructions to remote areas and helps save lives.
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Tropicana's bold shift to PET

Project "Inspiration" takes Tropicana Pure Premium into four new PET bottles, including two handled containers made with a new EBM grade that’s approved for recycling.
Flip-top closure allows easy pouring.
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Handled PET sports flip-top closure

Handling ease and product visibility take center stage in the newly developed 89-oz PET container for Tropicana Pure Premium.
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New PET nut container provides clear benefits

A new see-through PET container for Fisher Nuts provides more sustainability, as well as a greater perception of freshness than former composite can packaging.
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PET bottle suits Statestrong's hand wash

Lightweight bottle helps Statestrong market six Flower Shop hand wash varieties in the U.K., and a variety of global markets.
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AriZona Iced Tea bottle provides refreshing carbon footprint

Lightweight barrier PET bottle reduces the carbon footprint, protects the product, and makes it easier for consumers to handle.
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Dogboned pairs of Pace PET packs

Better functionality was the main driver behind Campbell Soup Co.’s recent redesign of the container it uses for Pace salsa sold through Club Store channels.
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Alluring label graphics for new fruit smoothies

In June 2008, Sunny Delight Beverage Co., Cincinnati, OH, introduced a new line of nutritious fruit smoothies called FruitSimple in 40-oz, custom-curved PET bottles supplied by Graham Packaging (www.grahampackaging.com).
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Apple-shaped juice container scores with structural design

A convenient, single-serve apple-shaped apple juice container created for S. Martinelli & Co. is a successful attempt at using liquid nitrogen to purge the container headspace and pressurize a hot-fill PET beverage container from Graham Packaging Co. (www.grahampackaging.com). As a result, the panel-less bottle needs neither vacuum panels nor supporting ribs. All product information is embossed on this no-label-look package, heightening shelf presence.
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Want innovation that drives sales? Slow down

Inventive package structures require at least 18 months, but economic pressure too often speeds up the design. Approach innovation as a cross-functional process, two gurus say.
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Heinz redesigns to fit refrigerator doors

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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Forging ahead with low-acid aseptics

Aseptic Solutions is poised to become just the second beverage manufacturer in the U.S. capable of filling milk-based, low-acid products on a high-speed rotary filler.
DISPENSING ACTUATOR. Lake Consumer Products' line of three colorful Beyond Fresh Intimates feminine hygiene products are sold in
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CP's eleventh-hour remedies work for Wal-Mart

Lake Consumer Products establishes new filling line to deliver innovative feminine hygiene package for the retail giant.
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Martinelli is juiced about apple-shaped bottle

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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Pressurized PEN 'vessel' delivers for personal care line

Lake Consumer Products employed packaging technology and innovation to launch its line of three Beyond Fresh Intimates feminine hygiene products last May.
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Apple-shaped bottles get plastic version

Watsonville, CA-based apple juice processing company S. Martinelli & Co. has partnered with Graham Packaging Co. L.P. (www.grahampackaging.com) to launch a PET plastic version of its 10-oz apple-shaped glass juice bottle.
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P&G gains new on-site bottle supplier

In late June, Graham Packaging purchased from another bottle producer the assets of a PET container manufacturing operation located on-site at Procter & Gamble’s 110ꯠ-sq’ facility in Kansas City, KS.
Seven-layer jars made with clarified polypropylene let the fruit show. New label graphics for the Libby's brand helped capture r
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Fruit jars stand up, stand out

Signature Fruit works with blow molder to develop a wide-mouth plastic jar that withstands pasteurization for packing premium California fruit.
Unilever selected a translucent pearlescent blue color to set off its Wisk detergent from the competition.
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Wisk bottle color breaks the mold

Wisk bottle color breaks the mold Unilever selected pearlized blue color for liquid detergent bottles by working closely with its color supplier and blow molders.
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Barrier bottle to broaden Apple & Eve markets

Apple & Eve’s new monolayer barrier PET bottle from Graham Packaging offers the juice packer new ways to market its single-serve 10-oz bottles of juice.
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Barrier bottle to broaden Apple & Eve markets

Apple & Eve’s new monolayer barrier PET bottle from Graham Packaging offers the juice packer new ways to market its single-serve 10-oz bottles of juice.
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Plastic #10 'can' is resealable

Heinz Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, introduced in late ’01 a plastic play on the #10 steel can. The custom six-layer plastic version is coextrusion blow-molded by Graham Packaging (www.grahampackaging.com) using polypropylene and an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer.
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Sunsweet gets grip on market

Prune juice was one of the few juice products that had not been repackaged to take advantage of new technologies.
With its center support and double-wall corners, the H-bliss-style box (above) was perfect for Valvoline's offset-neck bottle (b
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Creative cooperation at Valvoline

By getting a little creative with its suppliers, the Valvoline Co. was able to overcome budgetary constraints that could have prevented a badly needed equipment upgrade.
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Labeling switch nets savings

Minute Maid is in the process of switching from in-mold labels to heat-transfer decoration on all 1-gal high-density polyethylene bottles for its popular Hi-C beverages. According to Ernest Dunlap, manager of packaging at the Houston-based beverage firm, the change aims to reduce unsaleables at retail.
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Nestlé package 'percolates' success

Nestlé Canada’s Nescafé Ice coffee syrup bottle earned the “Chairman’s Choice” award in the 2001 National Canadian packaging competition. Developed in conjunction with Graham Packaging Canada (Burlington, Ontario, Canada), the blow-molded, black opaque high-density polyethylene bottle has turned a lot of heads in grocery dairy aisles since its Canadian national rollout earlier this year. A U. S. introduction is expected at some point in the future.
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Top Oil counters with 'Super' decoration

As this issue goes to press, Asian automotive distributors are beginning to sell a new motor oil line armed with special front-and-back bottle decorations that fight counterfeiting.
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Dole debuts in barrier-coated bottles

The distribution power of Pepsi and the brand recognition of Dole combine in single-serve juices in barrier-coated 16-oz bottles for a line of nine natural fruit flavors developed through the Tropicana Division of PepsiCo, Purchase, NY.
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Dial dispenses foamy hand wash

This month, Dial Corp.’s new Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash will be available nationwide at retail. The antibacterial liquid formulation combines with a multi-component pump to dispense as a foam.